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Annapolis Port Marker Installation

November 1, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Annapolis Port Marker is on its way!

Having met all mandatory approvals to include the Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) of the City of Annapolis Historic District, the UNESCO “Port Marker Project” is moving forward.

In 2012 Middle Passage Ceremonies and Port Marker Project (MPCPMP) performed a Libation Ceremony at the Kunta Kinte/Alex Haley Memorial to designate Annapolis, MD as one of numerous sites in North America participating in human trafficking during the transatlantic/triangular slave trade.

During that visit MPCPMP began to solicit Elected Officials to mark Annapolis as a “Site of Memory” and to raise a Port Maker to tell the Annapolis story of Africans to America, arriving at this location. It was in 2019 when County Executive Steuart and Mayor Gavin Buckley petitioned and were approved by UNESCO – The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization as an international “Site of Memory”.

During Black History Month 2022, 10 years after MPCPMP’s recommendation, the City of Annapolis will raise the UNESCO Port Marker during a community “Port Marker Ceremony” under the direction of the Annapolis Port Marker Committee. The Marker will be installed at Susan Campbell Park, Annapolis City Dock.


November 1, 2022
11:00 am - 1:00 pm


Susan Campbell Park
Annapolis City Dock + Google Map