August 23 - 24, 2019

By: Shadrock Porter

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Hampton, VA

Mission Statement

Our mission tells the true story of those Africans who landed on the shores of the Americas 400 years ago. We seek to implement and support initiatives that right the wrongs of this dark past and commence the healing process. We bring together individuals and organizations dedicated to creating a positive regional impact of healing the racial divide.


The first Africans arrived to Hampton, Virginia the latter part of August 1619.  Throughout the next 400 years, those africans and their descendants have made invaluable contributions to the fabric of humanity.

The commemoration of the 400th year since the first Africans touched the shores of America is an opportunity to acknowledge this historical event. In spite of it all, our obligation is to celebrate the achievements of slave captives and their descendants. We are setting the stage to move forward and towards racial reconciliation.

We encourage you to join us as we commence the process of healing the racial divide; cultivating a society where peace and prosperity reigns for ALL current and future generations of all races.

Shadrock Porter
Creator of rememberthe400

Shadrock Porter is the creator of    rememberthe400 movement.  This is an awareness campaign that was formed to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first Africans that were brought to the shores of Hampton, VA in August 1619.


Shadrock Porter is a Public Speaker, Movie and TV actor, Author, Singer, Composer, Songwriter, Producer and Director of many spectacular theatrical plays.  Shadrock Porter is well known for his creation, “The Story of Ruth”, “Freedom Fighters”, “Shadow of the Slaves” a theatrical play honouring Canada for being a haven for slaves during the era of the underground railroad.  He is also known for, “Freedom Fighters, In the Mind of a Child”, and his latest, “The Journey”, a sold-out theatrical production in New York, London and Toronto, just to name a few locations.  Shadrock Porter is the winner of the Canadian Dora Mavor Moore Award for playing Nick Bottom in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night’s Dream, in 1983 and he is still a full member of the Canadian actor’s union “Actra”.

We want to thank Elder Shadrock Porter, who has dedicated his life to teaching the history, culture and identity of the children of slavery while sharing the prophetic nature of their enslavement. He is to be applauded for being a visionary in bringing about the movement of #rememberthe400 and offering the solution to healing from this dark time in world history. 

See what others are saying about #rememberthe400

On Monday, January 8, 2018, President Donald J. Trump signed into law:  H.R. 1242, the “400 Years of African-American History Commission Act", which establishes the 400 Years of African-American History Commission to plan activities to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of African-Americans in the United States.

History & Identity

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"The first African's who arrived in the Americas, Caribbean, Western Africa and then dispersed globally, were a nation of people descending from and identifying with eastern cultural practices that have been historically documented.  #rememberthe400 is prepared to reveal and share this history and culture."

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#rememberthe400 will showcase events before and leading up to the yearlong commemoration program in 2019. The Grand Finale of this commemorative program will be held the latter part of August, 2019 in Hampton, VA; marking the 400th year since the first Africans arrived in the Americas.

Main Events

I AM MORE! Youth Event
Aug 24, 2019, 11:30 AM – 5:00 PM EDT
Fort Monroe National Monument Park, Fort Monroe, VA 23651, USA
I AM MORE! A remembethe400 youth event filled with interactive booths, performances, and games. Come and See our Performances from 2 - 4 pm
The Journey - SOLD OUT
Aug 23, 2019, 5:00 PM
The American Theatre, 125 E Mellen St, Hampton, VA 23663, USA
The Journey, A Cultural Musical Theatre, by Shadrock Porter. The most spectacular and thought-provoking production portraying a story of an enslaved people, transported from the coast of Western Africa to the Caribbean and the Americas.

See our Calendar for Events in your local community or contact us for more information


We need you to join us as we call leaders of corporations and elected government officials to enact programs, policies and legislation to recompense the descendants of slaves for the wrongful injustices encountered as a result of slavery. Help us address and eliminate root causes of systematic oppression. Let us explain why:


#rememberthe400 is looking to partner with other progressive organizations who have a history of promoting racial tolerance and reconciliation.

If your organization is interested in supporting our effort please reach out to us.

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