1st Africans Arrived | African Influence Begins

WE ARRIVED

In 2019, Mammy’s will reflect on the 300th and 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans to Louisiana and the United States, respectively. WE acknowledge the presence of Africans in America prior to 1619 date; yet, we dedicate 2019 to the community.  We will spend more time reaching out to new audiences in new cities and states. 


Mammy's  would like to challenge you to travel to the places where your ancestors worked and lived. Visit cemeteries and museums. Plan a family reunion.  Build a family tree. Reflect on all of your ancestors' sacrifices. After all, they are the reason you exist. 


Mammy's goals are 1). spread the love of family history, and 2.) to preserve African and African American traditions that were passed down from one generation to the next.


This page will highlight Mammy's participation in community programs and events that commemorate the arrival  of the first enslaved Africans to Virginia's Fort Monroe on August 25, 1619 and the first enslaved Africans who arrived in Louisiana in 1719.  



1st Africans Arrive Louisiana & United States. 400th anniversary of the arrival of the 1st Africans

1st Africans Arrive Louisiana & United States. 400th anniversary of the arrival of the 1st Africans

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First Africans Arrived

2019 African American History Month: Genealogy Sleuthing Contest

Bring Genealogy Sleuthing with Mammy's to your favorite teacher's classroom. Perfect for African American history month and the arrival of 1st Africans.


Nominate an educator to win a FREE Genealogy Sleuthing with Mammy's program for their students.  This interactive program is designed to teach kids  about the  basics of genealogy and family history. Genealogy Sleuthing is perfect for grades 2 and above.


The contest was sponsored by The Lolita S. Baker Foundation.   


Congratulations to Ms. Dillon's class at Pierre A. Capdau - Avery Alexander site. 


Click here to watch the video announcing the winner 

2019 African American History Month Genealogy Sleuthing for kids contest flyer

2019 African American History Month Genealogy Sleuthing for kids contest flyer