The Development of Maroonage in The South: The Ruling Class/Colonialist feared that importing to many Enslaved Afrikans to Virginia Would Create a New Nation Named New Guinea Named After the West Afrikan Country Guinea 🇬🇳 They feared that Virginia had Mountains and those Mountains would be the spring for that nation by Maroons & that they would mirror the Maroons of #Jamaica !!! British Colonialist & Founder of Richmond Virginia William Byrd II was the Pro opponent against letting Afrikans take refuge in the Blue Ridge Mountains he advocated exploration of the mountains for minerals & to set up Fortifications to prevent maroons settlements to rise as they did in the mountains of Jamaica!

William Byrd II Also Didn’t want the Blue Ridge Mountains to Become another Great Dismal Swamp – William Byrd II discovered when he surveyed the Virginia/Carolina boundary in 1728 that the lands along the unclear border had evolved into places that harbored runaway indentured servants and escaped slaves. Unless the officials in Williamsburg found settlers to occupy the Shenandoah Valley, the territory west of the Blue Ridge could become another “no man’s land.

Haki Kweli Shakur 6-26-52 ADM ATC – NAPLA NAIM MOI

 

 

 

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