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What’s YOUR History

May 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

What's YOUR Story?

“Until the lion learns to write, the story will always glorify the hunter.”

“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.”

Join author and genealogist, Ric Murphy as he shares the importance of tracing his family tree back to the “20 and odd Negroes” brought to Port Comfort (Hampton), VA, in 1619 and why everyone must tell the story of their families in the building of this country.

Books are being banned that provide a more complete history of this country as it relates to slavery, Jim Crow, segregation, and continued discrimination. The way to fight back is to know YOUR story and how it fits in the history of this country. Once you know YOUR history, share it with current generations and document it for future generations.

Ric Murphy is the author of several books and “tells the extraordinary story of the arrival in 1619, of a group of thirty-two African men, women and children who arrived on the shores of Virginia. They had been kidnapped in the royal city of Kabasa, Angola, and forced aboard the Spanish slave ship the San Juan Bautista. The ship was attacked by privateers, and the captives were taken by the English to their New World colony. This group has been shrouded in controversy ever since. Historian Ric Murphy has documented a fascinating story of colonialism, treason, piracy, kidnapping, enslavement and English Common Law. The Arrival of the First Africans in Virginia is a must read.”

Ric currently serves as the President General of the Society of the First African Families of English America and the former National Vice President for the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society. His family lineage dates to the earliest colonial periods of Plymouth, Massachusetts, and of Jamestown, Virginia.

His lineage has been evaluated and accepted by several heredity societies, including the Daughters of the American Revolution; the National Society of the Sons of Colonial New England; the Sons of the American Revolution; the Sons of the American Revolution; the Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War; the Sons and Daughters of the United States Middle Passage; and the Society of the First African Families of English America. Mr. Murphy was a Resident Fellow at Harvard University, Kennedy School; earned a Masters from Boston University, and a Bachelors from the University of Massachusetts.


May 18
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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