Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.
- Booker T. Washington

African American Heritage Festival (Afr’Am), Norfolk, VA


Sponsored by the Southeastern Virginia Arts Association, the annual African American Heritage Festival (Afr’Am) is a family celebration of the rich traditions, history and culture of African Americans and others peoples of the African Diaspora. Held along the waterfront of Norfolk, Virginia’s Town Point Park, the three-day festival attracts a local and national audience of more than a 200,0000 visitors. Afr’Am features something for everyone including a children’s village, arts and crafts exhibits on all things Africana, a health awareness fair, live entertainment on multiple stages, and, last but not least, culinary delights, ranging from soul food to Caribbean. For more information on the Afr’Am , please visit the festival’s official website.

For more information on black travel destinations world wide be sure to visit Discover Black Heritage, A Travel Guide to Black History and Culture.


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