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The First Legal Slave Owner in What Would Become the United States was a Black Man

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Today I found out the first legal slave owner in the British colonies that would eventually become the United States was a black man. The man was Anthony Johnson.  Johnson first came over to America as an indentured servant, arriving in 1620 in the Colony of Virginia.  He did not come over willingly, as many did, agreeing to become indentured […]

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