Ringing marking the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in the Americas

August 27, 2019
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At the request of Bishop Curry, there was half-muffled ringing on all 10 bells at Grace Church Cathedral to commemorate the 400thanniversary of the first enslaved Africans arriving in the Americas and to remember our commitment to racial reconciliation. Hopefully this ringing also took place at other Espiscopal towers. As Charleston was a center of the slave trade, it is particularly fitting that Grace Cathedral highlighted this to the congregation as a special event and invited all to come to the listen to the ringing.