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    Cassandra Newby-Alexander on Arrival of First Africans in Virginia in 1619

    Norfolk State University professor Cassandra Newby-Alexander discussed the history of the arrival of the first Africans in Virginia in 1619. In August 1619, colonist John Rolfe recorded that “20 and…

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    African Americans and the Civil War

    Cassandra Newby-Alexander talked about her book, “Standing on the Precipice of Change: Virginia’s African American Fighters in the Civil War.” She explained the term “contraband” - often used for…

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