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Kluge Center Convenes Symposium on 1619's Cultural Exchange

Kluge Fellow Joanne Braxton (right) with chief of Nottoway Indian Tribe of Virginia Lynette Allston. Photo by Rebecca Ann Parker.The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress will convene a symposium, titled “1619 and The Making of America,” that will bring together respected scholars to explore the intricate encounters of Africans, Europeans and native people during this significant period in America’s history.

The symposium, held in collaboration with the Middle Passage Project of William & Mary, the Virginia Commonwealth’s 2019 Commemoration and Norfolk State University, will take place at 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 23, in the Thomas Jefferson Building, room 119, located at 10 First St. S.E., Washington, D.C. Tickets are not required for this event, which is free and open to the public.

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