According to List Universe, the first official slave owner in Virginia — the one who brought a lawsuit that made slavery a recognized practice in that state in 1654 — was a black man who contended that his black indentured servant was, in fact a slave.
This tidbit shouldn’t really be that surprising. First, slavery seems to be as old as humankind itself and, second, according to the same list, Africa has as old a history of slavery as any other nation (and sadly, it’s also home to a significant number of the world’s modern slaves).Email This Post To A Friend
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