A Day of Remembrance

The first noted enslaved Africans accompanied Spanish and Portuguese colonizers to North America in the sixteenth century circa 1528. Almost one hundred years after, on August 20, 1619, twenty people from the Kingdom of Ndongo (now Angola) were kidnapped, documented/ledgered…

A Day of Remembrance

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The first noted enslaved Africans accompanied Spanish and Portuguese colonizers to North America in the sixteenth century circa 1528. Almost one hundred years after, on August 20, 1619, twenty people from the Kingdom of Ndongo (now Angola) were kidnapped, documented/ledgered as property and brought to Jamestown, Virginia to be enslaved.

On Tuesday, August 20th, we gathered in Harlem to walk, in remembrance of the resilience and history of our ancestors. Our history existed long before the transatlantic slave trade and we are committed to continuing to share and honor our legacy.

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