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Saturday, August 3, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM (EDT)


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Africa Homecoming Community Expo
Community Expo commemorating the 400th anniversary of the transatlantic slave trade in Virginia. We will have vendor, exhibitors, speakers, edutainment, food concessions and more! Adults and children over 12 years old are $5.00/person. Please note that UniverSoul Circus will be performing on the same day, so parking may be limit. Overflow space may be available across the street at the Hampton Coliseum.
Aug 1, 2019 $5.00 $1.77


Event Details

Honor The Ancestors!


The first weekend of August 2019 will be a historic time in Hampton Roads and Northeast North Carolina.  Diversity Restoration Solutions, Inc. (DRS) and the Homecoming Network will host the Africa Homecoming Community Expo on August 3, 2019, to honor all of our Ancestors during the 400th anniversary commemoration of the transatlantic slave trade starting in the British ruled Virginia colony (1619-2019). 


The Africa Homecoming Community Expo will also be a day to support local vendors and exhibitors from the Hampton Roads area and beyond as part of cooperative economics mission in the Africa American community, as our Ancestors did years ago.  In addition, we will acknowledge the contributions and struggles of those whose shoulders we stand on through dance, song, spoken word, African fashion show, food and fun!  Food and drinks will be available for purchase at the Convention Center concession stand.


The highlight of the Expo is a keynote address by the Ambassdor from Republic of Zambia Embassy in Washington, D.C. , who will welcome African Americans back home to Africa during this 400th anniversary commemoration year of return and beyond.


If you have family roots in North Carolina, Virginia or any place that had chattel slavery in the United States or just want to honor the legacy of those who came before us, you don't want to miss this important event to honor the Ancestors!





Africa Homecoming Community Expo

(Events and times are subject to change without notice)



Saturday, August 3, 2019

  • Africa Homecoming Community ExpoSignature Event

         Place: Hampton Roads Convention Center (Hampton, VA)

         Time: 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

         Cost: $5.00 (12 years old & up) & Free for children under 12 

         Vendors, exhibitors, speakers, edutainment, concessions and more!



Expo Schedule Highlights

1:00 pm        Expo doors open


2:00 pm        Welcome - Eric A. Sheppard, President,  DRS


3:00 pm        African Fashion Show (Newport News Senior Center)


4:00 pm        Keynote Address 

                His Excellency Dr. Ngosa Simbyakula

                      Republic of Zambia Ambassador to the U.S. A.

6:00 pm        Expo doors close



Note:  The Africa Homecoming Community Expo is open to the public.  Expo tickets will be available online until August 1 and at the Convention Center box office the day of the event.  Please note that UniverSoul Circus will be performing on the same day at the Convention Center.  Come out and enjoy BOTH events showcasing Black history and entertainment.  Overflow parking may be available at the Hampton Colisum. To find out more about the Homecoming Network and how to subscribe, please visit our website at  or call (757) 251-3948 or details.




Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

If you have any questions regarding the weekend events, please call Lisa Sheppard, Events Coordinator, at (757) 251-3948 or email


Do I need to register or purchase my Expo tickets in advance?

It is recommended that your purchase your expo ticket(s) in advance before August 1, 2019, but tickets will also be available for purchase on-site at the convention center box office, if space allows.


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes, it is recommended that you bring your printed ticket to the event.  However, if you pre-paid and forget your ticket(s), we will have a registration list available for paid attendees.


Is my expo ticket transferrable?

Yes, your expo ticket is transferrable.  Please make any changes no later August 1, 2019 for security reasons. Please make sure the name on the ticket matches to the person who is attending, for security purposes.


What's the refund policy?

Tickets purchased are non-refundable.


Have questions about AFRICA HOMECOMING COMMUNITY EXPO? Contact Diversity Restoration Solutions, Inc.

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Hampton Roads Convention Center
1610 Coliseum Drive
Hampton, VA 23666

Saturday, August 3, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM (EDT)

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Diversity Restoration Solutions, Inc.

Diversity Restoration Solutions, Inc. (DRS): Diversity Restoration Solutions, Inc. is a Virginia-based social business tourism entity and  international trade development firm.  Our mission is to  conduct Homecomings and project development activities in America and Africa to reconnect families and communities previously separated by institutions of slavery for mutually beneficial social-economic restoration.  To subscribe to the DRS Africa Homeocming Network or for more information on our mission, please visit our website at

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