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Old 2019-04-30, 02:56   #4
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Originally Posted by jasong View Post
Slavery began in this country, the United States, with the kidnapping of Africans and their transport here, to the US. It happened on August 20, 1619
You seem to be off by a century: I find the beginning of European slavery in what is now the US to be in 1508 (of the native Tainos) and the beginning of European slavery of Africans in what is now the US to be in 1513 (from the Senegambia region). Can you find the "something major" that happened a hundred years ago, for those of us curious? Sorry, I don't have the exact days, you'll have to do the next step of historical research here.
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