The 400 Years of African-American History Commission develops and facilitates activities throughout the United States, commemorating the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Africans in the English colonies at Point Comfort, Virginia in 1619. We recognize and highlight the resilience and contributions of African Americans from that seminal moment forward, while simultaneously acknowledging the painful impact of slavery, racial discrimination, and racism on our Nation.

I have discovered in life that there are ways of getting almost anywhere you want to go, if you really want to go.

Langston Hughes

Learn more about I Fear 4 My Life, a campaign from the 400 Commission that looks at what can be done to remove fear from both community and law enforcement

Stories to Tell

Check out “Stories to Tell,” a new project supported by the 400 through the Writing a New History grants!