Hampton

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400 years ago the first enslaved Africans arrived to English North America. That moment would set the trajectory of a nation. 

The story begins in 1619 in western Africa, when a village is raided and the people that lived there are put on a ship and forced to go to the New World. Through piracy and storms, about twenty of them eventually land in Point Comfort, Virginia. Today the site is called Fort Monroe and it’s a National Monument. 

Pamela D'Angelo

You've probably heard coastal Virginia is sinking. That leads to more flooding, even on sunny days, because sea levels are rising, storms are stronger and currents are changing.

In the city of Hampton, high tides can block roads and creep into parking lots, yards and homes.

Pamela D'Angelo

Virginia is preparing to mark a painful anniversary—the first Africans brought to English America as slaves.

Last week in Hampton, Governor Ralph Northam gathered with the descendants of William Tucker, the first African to be born in what would become the United States.

"Remember The Future;" A Dance About NASA at 100

Sep 28, 2017

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, known as NASA, turned one-hundred this year.

As part of the centennial celebration, NASA's Langley Research Center commissioned a special work of art. It’s not a sculpture or painting. It’s a dance.