This year is 400th year since the first Africans arrived as slaves in America

Jul 2019
570
New Jersey
#11
The Mayflower pilgrims founded the first town in what became the US that has been continuously occupied ever since. The Jamestown colony technically dissolved at one point, although as I understand it the colony basically just moved a few miles and reconstituted itself as Williamsburg.
The town of Jamestown remained continuously settled. The only thing that moved was the State House, after it was destroyed by a fire. Technically, the Plymouth Colony was dissolved as well, in 1691, when it was incorporated into Massachussetts.
 

martin76

Ad Honorem
Dec 2014
6,638
Spain
#12
The Mayflower pilgrims founded the first town in what became the US that has been continuously occupied ever since. The Jamestown colony technically dissolved at one point, although as I understand it the colony basically just moved a few miles and reconstituted itself as Williamsburg.
What a great highbrowl!

the oldest cities founded were San Agustín in Florida.. year 1565
St. Augustine, Florida is the oldest, continually populated city in the US. Founded by Pedro Mendez de Aviles and is located in the northeastern part of Florida.
2nd, Jamestown
3rd: Santa Fé the oldest state capital in our nation.
4th Plymouth


how is possible to write... first slaves arrived to Virginia....False.... Nor fist slaves not first Black in what today are USA arrived to Virginia as first...

I understand you love Hollywood scripts... really great... the Great HOLLYWOOD in their Golden Years.. John Ford, Howard Hawks, John Houston, scripts written by Willliam Faulkner, Diamond etc... but it is Hollywood... not History...

Superman, Spiderman....Antman...are produced by Marvel.. not by History....History is not a script... history is not holliwood.. and slaves didn´t arrive to Virginia sooner than Florida....

This is Art... a really great movie... but not history...



Someone have to pull apart movies from history!!! Hollywood is for history what astrology for science!
 

Edratman

Forum Staff
Feb 2009
6,695
Eastern PA
#14
This is a good summary of the arrival of the ship, White Lion, in Point Comfort, Virginia in 1619:

After having been kidnapped from their villages in what is present-day Angola, forced onto a Portuguese slave ship bound for what Europeans called the New World and stolen from that ship by English pirates in a confrontation off the coast of Mexico, “some 20. and odd Negroes” landed at Point Comfort in 1619, in the English settlement that would become Virginia.

Their arrival was duly noted by the colony’s secretary, John Rolfe, famous as the widower of the Native American woman called Pocahontas.

The harrowing journey that began with about 350 Africans on board the San Juan Bautista was one of terror, hunger and death even before the encounter with the pirates. About half of the Africans who boarded the Portuguese ship died, some of the millions who perished during the Middle Passage from the 1600s to the 1800s. When the San Juan Bautista docked near what is now Veracruz, Mexico, on Aug. 30, 1619, there were 147 Africans on board. Fifty had been taken by those English pirates aboard two ships, the White Lion and the Treasurer.

When the White Lion arrived unheralded in Point Comfort, the captain’s immediate task was to sell the Africans in exchange for food.

1619: 400 years ago, a ship arrived in Virginia, bearing human cargo
 
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Nov 2010
6,228
Indiana
#15
A better source is Tim Hashaw, The Birth of Black America: The First African Americans and the Pursuit of Freedom at Jamestown 2007 that traces what happened to them after they were freed from their indenture.
 

Tulius

Ad Honorem
May 2016
5,705
Portugal
#17
This is a good summary of the arrival of the ship, White Lion, in Point Comfort, Virginia in 1619:

After having been kidnapped from their villages in what is present-day Angola, forced onto a Portuguese slave ship bound for what Europeans called the New World and stolen from that ship by English pirates in a confrontation off the coast of Mexico, “some 20. and odd Negroes” landed at Point Comfort in 1619, in the English settlement that would become Virginia.

Their arrival was duly noted by the colony’s secretary, John Rolfe, famous as the widower of the Native American woman called Pocahontas.

The harrowing journey that began with about 350 Africans on board the San Juan Bautista was one of terror, hunger and death even before the encounter with the pirates. About half of the Africans who boarded the Portuguese ship died, some of the millions who perished during the Middle Passage from the 1600s to the 1800s. When the San Juan Bautista docked near what is now Veracruz, Mexico, on Aug. 30, 1619, there were 147 Africans on board. Fifty had been taken by those English pirates aboard two ships, the White Lion and the Treasurer.

When the White Lion arrived unheralded in Point Comfort, the captain’s immediate task was to sell the Africans in exchange for food.

1619: 400 years ago, a ship arrived in Virginia, bearing human cargo
That text is talking about slaves, not indentured servants. It is also curious how the names of the Portuguese ships end so often in Spanish.
 
Mar 2012
388
#19
As others have pointed out this article is a bit misleading, I mean if they're trying to claim the anniversary of Antebellum slavery or what led to it then sure, its 400 yrs. Yet African people were in what would become the U.S before 1619.
 

Tulius

Ad Honorem
May 2016
5,705
Portugal
#20
And the 4,000th year of Africans being slaves.
Oh, slavery is a millenary institution, with much more than 4000 years, for Africans and for no-Africans.

The slavery seen by a colour skin difference, that begun in the 15th and 16th centuries, a few more than 400 years ago.