400 Years (1619-2019) After the Beginning of African Enslavement in the British Colony of Virginia

https://bit.ly/2E3HhyJ

Six months from now a commemoration of the long saga of struggle
against national oppression and economic exploitation

By Abayomi Azikiwe
Editor, Pan-African News Wire
African American History Month, Series Number One
Commentary

In late August of 1619 approximately twenty Africans were brought to
the shore of Jamestown Settlement in Virginia, then a colony of
Britain, having been captured by Portuguese colonizers in the Ndongo
and Kongo kingdoms (in the vicinity of modern day Angola, Republic of
Congo-Brazzaville and the Democratic Republic of Congo) and then
stolen again in route to Vera Cruz on the coast of Mexico by British
traders operating a warship flying a Dutch flag for the purpose of
labor exploitation.

After being marched 100-200 miles from inland West-Central Africa, the
350 captives were loaded at the slave-port of Luanda on to the vessel
San Juan Bautista. The British traders attacked the San Juan Bautista
near its destination and took 50-60 Africans placing them on the White
Lion and Treasurer ships directed towards Virginia where these vessels
initially landed at Point Comfort (Hampton today).
(https://historicjamestowne.org/history/the-first-africans/)

Africans arrive in Jamestown Settlement in August 1619

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