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Each summer, the Presidential Precinct hosts a cohort of 25 of the brightest young leaders from across the African continent for the Mandela Washington Fellowship. Three fellows will be elected by their peers this year to present “Ignite Talks” at our culminating Fellowship event, the Africa Ideas Summit. Their presentations will bring global problem-solving perspectives to the challenges we face in our own nation’s democracy. Join us on Zoom to hear about their transformational efforts!

This event is supported in part by a grant from Virginia Humanities.

Vanessa Adkins, right, is apprenticing under her cousin Jessica Canaday Stewart learning the finer points of traditional Chickahominy dancing. Photos taken at the Fall Festival and Pow Wow in Charles City on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012.

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