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Project 1619

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D J Thornton
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Project 1619

Postby D J Thornton » Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:57 am

http://www.project1619.org

.."The first Africans did not arrive at Ellis Island, Plymouth Rock, or Jamestown, but arrived as captured human cargo on the high seas during the transatlantic slave trade. In August 1619, The English ship White Lion, flying a Dutch Flag, carrying the captured 20 and odd Africans arrived at Point Comfort. The first enslaved Africans who were brought to Point Comfort were not immigrants, but their landing was one of the most significant events in our future country’s history. The first generations of Africans to Virginia were skilled farmers and artisans. Along with their culture, they also brought many ideas and innovations. It was their labor that helped build Hampton, America, and the White House, but they toiled through many generations of bondage servitude, civil unrest, and the march for civil rights, before becoming legal citizens.
For the past twenty plus years members of Project 1619 Inc. have been the catalyst to change the narrative of the arrival of the first Africans. In 2008 they created African Landing Day in the City of Hampton to commemorate the landing of the first Africans in the Virginia Colony at Point Comfort."

D J Thornton
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Re: Project 1619

Postby D J Thornton » Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:30 am

"The first Africans brought to Virginia in 1619 were captured from the village of Ndongo in Angola Africa"


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