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2021 Virtual National Gathering – Registration is OPEN

June 24 @ 7:00 pm - June 27 @ 6:00 pm EDT

Dr. Joy DeGruy, author of Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome, will be our keynote speaker on opening night. Yeye Luisah Teish, teacher, dancer, storyteller, high priestess, and author, will be our featured speaker on Friday. Alex Trapps-Chabala, historian, genealogist, and founder of KinConnector, will be our featured speaker on Sunday. This will be a different type of National Gathering since we’ll gather “virtually” rather than in person. The schedule will take into account our multiple time zones so West Coast participants won’t need to get up too early, and East Coast participants won’t need to stay up too late. One big advantage will be the cost. Without expenses for travel, accommodations or meals, the only expense will be the cost of registration.

CLICK HERE to view the draft schedule (to be finalized in early June)
CLICK HERE to view the tentative list of Breakout Sessions that will be offered on Saturday, June 26 (with more to come!)

There will be multiple presentations, breakout sessions, and opportunities to connect with fellow CTTT members in both structured and unstructured settings. There will be a strong focus on launching and sustaining local groups, as well as on Linked Descendants, Reparations, Genealogy, and many additional tools for Taking America Beyond the Legacy of Enslavement (TABLE).


You are invited to share poems, songs, and other pieces in the Virtual Talent Show! There is no specific theme but we encourage you to share pieces about healing, justice, and what BOLD (Building Our Legacy Daily) means to you.

Privacy Statement: Most sessions (other than those where deep/personal or unstructured sharing takes place) will be recorded. CTTT does its best to protect the privacy of our members and all NG participants, balanced with the commitment to be as accessible as possible. This is another advantage to being “virtual” this year. All registrants will be offered access to view all sessions, including breakouts, after the NG.

Scholarship Support: CTTT has a limited amount of scholarship funding available to support those with limited income. Please Click Here and complete the Contact Us form to request more information and/or an application form. Please note in your message that your request for scholarship information is for the National Gathering.


June 24 @ 7:00 pm EDT
June 27 @ 6:00 pm EDT
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