Africans were not the first to be slaves!

In 1492 the ‘Spanish’ the first enslaved Indians in the ‘New World’!

On August 20, 1619, “20 and odd” Angolans, kidnapped by the Portuguese, arrive in the British colony of Virginia and are then bought by English colonists. The arrival of the enslaved Africans in the New World marks a beginning of two and a half centuries of slavery in North America. Founded at Jamestown in 1607, the Virginia Colony was home to about 700 people by 1619. The first enslaved Africans to arrive there disembarked at Point Comfort, in what is today known as Hampton Roads. Most of their names, as well as the exact number who remained at Point Comfort, have been lost to history, but much is known about their journey.

The Spanish Age of Exploration began when Christopher Columbus discovered America in 1492.

In 1494 all of the lands in the New World were claimed by Spain and the Spanish

The first Frenchman came to America 1524.

The first Dutch settlement in the Americas was founded in 1615: Fort Nassau, on Castle Island along the Hudson, near present-day Albany. The settlement served mostly as an outpost for trading in fur with the native Lenape tribes people, but was later replaced by Fort Orange.,tribespeople%2C%20but%20was%20later%20replaced%20by%20Fort%20Orange.

It was 400 years ago, “about the latter end of August,” that an English privateer ship reached Point Comfort on the Virginia peninsula. There, Governor George Yeardley and his head of trade, Cape Merchant Abraham Piersey, bought the “20. and odd Negroes” aboard in exchange for “victuals” — meaning, they traded food for slaves.