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Northam Calls Slaves ‘Indentured Servants from Africa’
« on: February 11, 2019, 09:34:40 AM »
Northam Calls Slaves ‘Indentured Servants from Africa’

"Just 90 miles from here in 1619, the first indentured servants from Africa landed on our shores in Ole Point Comfort," Northam said

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02.10.2019 @11:28am



Embattled Virginia Governor, Ralph Northam (D-VA), referred to people that came to America as slaves from Africa as “indentured servants from Africa” during an interview with CBS News’ Gayle King on Sunday.

Northam sat down with King for his first interview since the Virginian-Pilot published a photo from Northam’s medical school yearbook showing “two men, one in blackface and one in a Ku Klux Klan robe and hood, on the same page as the governor.”

King asked Northam where he would like to begin, pointing out that it had been a difficult week for the people of Virginia.

“Well, it has been a difficult week, and you know if you look at Virginia’s history, we’re now at the 400-year anniversary. Just 90 miles from here in 1619, the first indentured servants from Africa landed on our shores in Ole Point Comfort, what we call now Fort Monroe,” Northam said

“Also known as slavery,” King interjected.

“Yes, and you know, while we’ve made a lot of progress in Virginia, slavery has ended, schools have been desegregated, we have ended the Jim Crow laws, easier access to voting, it is abundantly clear that we have a lot of work to do,” Northam said.

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Re: Northam Calls Slaves ‘Indentured Servants from Africa’
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2019, 01:15:13 PM »
He's right. There were no slaves at Jamestown the first few years,but there were blacks who were brought here (mostly from the Caribbean) as indentured servants.

In FACT,the first slave owner in the English-Speaking New World was a black indentured servant BROUGHT TO JAMESTOWN BY A BLACK MAN WHO CAME THERE AS AN INDENTURED SERVANT HIMSELF.

He took the surname of Johnson,and as was usual for the time,he was given a plot of land to farm after he had worked off his debt,and then saved money and imported his own indentured servant to help him work his fields.

When that man's time was over Johnson refused to release him,and the sheriff took him to court over it. Somehow or another he successfully made the argument that due to food,clothing,medical care,and other necessities that came up,there was no way an indentured servant could actually work off his debt,and he won. Which made his servant into his slave,and thus ended the Indentured Servant program.

Johnson later became wealthy and sold off his Virginia tobacco farm and bought a horse farm in Maryland,and was still raising race horses when he died

That's right,THE FIRST SLAVE OWNER IN ENGLISH-SPEAKING AMERICA WAS A BLACK MAN.
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