#BlackAugust This pic is very historic i found years ago The First African Ancestors Brought to Virginia from Kongo/Angola left bottom corner Descendants & The First Africans First child William X Descendants #PointComfort #HamptonVA
The first Africans were brought to Virginia. They arrived in 1619 from the Kongo/ Angola region of. West Central Africa. Many New Afrikans/Black could be descendants of Angolan slaves. In 1644, most of the 6,900 slaves bought on the African coast to clear the forests, lay roads, build houses and public buildings, and grow food came from the established stations in Angola.
From the 17th century to the early 19th century, many Angolans were brought as slaves to the United States. Angolan slaves may have been the first Africans to arrive in the Thirteen Colonies Angolans were diverted by a Spanish ship to an English ship bound for Mexico. These first Angolan slaves of Virginia (15 men and 17 women were Mbundu and Bakongo, who spoke Kimbundu and Kikongo languages respectively. Many of these early slaves were literate. The Angolan slavery trade in the United States reached its greatest magnitude between 1619 and 1650 #Angola #Kongo #Virginia #NewAfrikan “Angola” became the name given to the communities created by Angolan slave fugitives and the term itself came to represent the struggle for freedom.
During the colonial period, people from the region Congo-Angola made up 25% of the slaves in North America. Based on the data mentioned, many Angolan slaves came from distinct ethnic groups, such as the Bakongo and the Tio and Northern Mbunbu people (from Kingdom of Ndongo).
However, not all slaves kept the culture of their ancestors. The Bakongo were Catholics, from the kingdom of Kongo who had voluntarily converted to Catholicism in 1491 after the Portuguese conquered this territory. The slaves of Angola made up the majority of the slaves in South Carolina and were one of the main slave groups in other places. In Virginia, most slaves came from within the boundaries of the modern nation-states of Nigeria and Angola. Between 1710 and 1769, only 15% of the slaves who arrived in Virginia and South Carolina were from Angola. Others places in the United States, such as Delaware and Indiana, also had Angolan slaves. “Angola” became the name given to the communities created by Angolan slave fugitives and the term itself came to represent the struggle for freedom.
Haki Kweli Shakur 8-20-51ADM
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