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The Maafa Memorial: Never Forget!

  • Dusable Bridge 425 North Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL, 60611 United States (map)

The MAAFA is a Kiswahili term for "terrible occurrence" or "great disaster". It refers to the Black Holocaust when millions of Africans died during the journey of captivity from the west coast of Africa to the shores of America, known as the Middle Passage. This year, we honor this memory by holding a MAAFA Memorial on the Dusable Bridge at 425 N Michigan . We encourage Black people and those that support them to take the day off to commemorate the day.

Earlier Event: June 18
The Hip Hop Father’s Day Party
Later Event: June 24
The Black Culture Week Beach Party