It’s the 402nd anniversary of a terrible day.
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#otd in 1619, a ship carrying over 20 enslaved Africans appeared on the shores of the Colony of Virginia. The Africans onboard would be sold in exchange for food, with the remaining Africans taken to Jamestown and sold into slavery. pic.twitter.com/H0TvpFs0cI
— Amistad Research Center (@AmistadResearch) August 20, 2021