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January 3, 1606 - Agustin, son of Agustin and Francisca, was born. His is the first African American birth recorded in the continental United States. St. Augustine's church the Cat

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August 20, 1619 - John Rolfe, Virginia's first tobacco planter & husband of the Indian princess Pocahontas, reports the arrival of the first African American slaves in English North America. They were brought to Virginia by a Dutch trade ship named t

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February 2, 1638 - Having traded Pequot Indians for Africans in the West Indies, the first American slave ship named Desire arrives in Massachusetts. 1641 Massachusetts legalizes slavery via passage 91 in the body of Liberties, the first legal code e

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History of the African Slave Trade in Early America & the United States September 8, 1565. The oldest city in the United States, Presidio of San Agustin now named St. Augustine, Florida, was founded--it had African slaves. Spanish explorer Pedro Mene

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History of the African Slave Trade in Early America & the United States September 8, 1565. The oldest city in the United States, Presidio of San Agustin now named St. Augustine, Florida, was founded--it had African slaves. Spanish explorer Pedro Mene

Published on August 15, 2020

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