On June 19, 2020 (Juneteenth), Governor Ralph Northam announced the approval of an Historic Highway Marker recognizing the Stingray Point Contraband, six enslaved black men who in July of 1861 self-emancipated by turning themselves in to the United States Navy at Stingray Point in Middlesex County. See Southside Sentinel article here.
In April of 2012, Davaline Taliaferro hosted a tour of Stingray Point for members of Middle Peninsula African-American Genealogical and Historical Society (MPAAGHS). The group stood along the shore adjacent to the site of the original Stingray Point Lighthouse. Then the group explored the exact full-scale replica of the original lighthouse that is located at the Stingray Point Marina.