400th Anniversary of First Africans in Virginia

In August 1619, colonist John Rolfe recorded that “20 and odd” Africans arrived at Virginia’s Point Comfort - captives on an English… read more

In August 1619, colonist John Rolfe recorded that “20 and odd” Africans arrived at Virginia’s Point Comfort - captives on an English privateer ship who were exchanged for food. This marked the arrival of the first Africans in British North America. We looked back 400 years to talk about the history and origins of slavery in America with Norfolk State University history professor Cassandra Newby-Alexander. close

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400th Anniversary of First Africans in Virginia

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Program ID:
463303-1
Category:
Call-In
Format:
Call-In
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Aug 24, 2019 | 8:31am EDT | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Aug 25, 2019 | 12:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3

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  • Aug 24, 2019 | 8:31am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 24, 2019 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 25, 2019 | 12:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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