The International Day for
The Remembrance of the Slave Trade and
Friday, August 23, 2019
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
All descendants, all St. Mary’s County and Southern Maryland residents, all Sotterley friends and family, all Marylanders, all citizens of this Country are welcome to join us for this day so long in coming.
Honor, Equity, Resilience, Remembrance.
Schedule for the Day
Bells Ring | Choir Sings | A Prayer
The Purpose of This Day – Sandra Coles-Belle
Why Sotterley – Bert Johnston
Why Now – Nancy Easterling
Voices of Sotterley’s Past - Gwen Bankins
St. Mary’s College
Middle Passage & more
Speak My Name - Sotterley Descendants
Remember & Honor
Reading of the names of Sotterley’s Known Enslaved
All are invited to honor ancestors throughout the day
Discussion: The Legacy
Sotterley’s Bell Rings 29 times to honor those known to have perished on the Middle Passage to Sotterley
Free Tours at 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 p.m.
(food & beverage for purchase)
For more information or to reserve a space please call Jane, Jeanne, or Emily at 301-373-2280