African-Americans .. from the 16th Century Bonds of Slavery to the White House; PRESIDENT OBAMA 20.01.09
BLACK plantation slavery begins in Central and South America when Spaniards import Africans to replace Indians who died from harsh working conditions and disease.
AUGUST 20, 1619
A DUTCH ship with 20 African slaves aboard arrives in the English colony of Jamestown, Virginia.
ELEVEN slaves win some freedoms from New Amsterdam (New York) government.
SEPTEMBER 9, 1739
A SLAVE insurrection leads to the deaths of at least 20 whites and more than 40 blacks near Charleston, South Carolina.
VERMONT is first state to abolish slavery.
PRESIDENT George Washington appoints Benjamin Banneker (right), a free black who owns a farm near Baltimore, to the District …
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Publication information: Article title: African-Americans .. from the 16th Century Bonds of Slavery to the White House; PRESIDENT OBAMA 20.01.09. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Mirror (London, England). Publication date: January 21, 2009. Page number: 2. © 2009 MGN LTD. COPYRIGHT 2009 Gale Group.
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