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Aug. 19 - Remembering Ancestors and Healing Day observances to be held on Jekyll Island, Aug. 25

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Savannah Business Journal Staff Report

August 19, 2019 - On Sunday, Aug. 25, Jekyll Island will observe Remembering Ancestors and Healing Day to mark the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans brought to English colonies in North America.

The bell of Faith Chapel will toll as part of the Healing Day National Bell Ringing.. Faith Chapel will join churches around the country tolling their bells at 3 p.m. 

A historical interpreter will also be present at the Wanderer Memory Trail at St. Andrews Beach Park from 3-4 p.m. This educational experience tells the story of the slave ship, the Wanderer, and is located along the banks of the Jekyll River, where the vessel illegally landed in 1858 with more than 500 enslaved Africans aboard. The site has been designated as a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Slave Route Project Site of Memory.

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