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Ascendant: The Power of Descendant Communities to Shape Our Stories, Places and Future

Join us for a special public summit on Saturday, June 18, at 9:30 a.m. ET featuring filmmaker Ava DuVernay, The Atlantic writer Clint Smith, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Annette Gordon-Reed, musician Wynton Marsalis, Ford Foundation President Darren Walker, descendants of families who were enslaved at Monticello, and more.
We’ll discuss the importance of descendant voices in the telling of American history—voices that have often been marginalized, or left out completely.