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Jamestown, Virginia, USA - August 1619 - The first Africans arrive in Jamestown, traded off of an English ship, the White Lion which landed at Point Comfort.
Some of these Africans are treated like indentured servants and work several years before earning their legal freedom; others likely remained enslaved.
Also in 1619: Ninety young women arrive in Virginia to make wives for planters and stabilize the colony with families.
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