Congressional Black Caucus Recognizes the 400th Anniversary of African Arrival in US

Stephen G. Hall
Sep 15, 2019 - 5:00
Congressional Black Caucus Recognizes the 400th Anniversary of African Arrival in US

The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) recently hosted its annual five-day legislative conference from September 11 to 15. The annual event showcased the organization’s political, social and cultural commitments. In addition to a plethora of activities and festivities, this year’s celebration has added significance because the CBC recognized the 400th anniversary of 20 captured Africans arriving in the English colony of Jamestown. This moment is commonly understood as the beginning of slavery in what would become the United States. The event took place on September...

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