One of the Twenty

Published:April 26, 2019 by Brendan Wolfe

In Season 3, Episode 2, of Not Even Past, host Brendan Wolfe examines the life of Angela, one of the first twenty Africans to arrive at Jamestown in 1619. On the 400th anniversary of that propitious moment in Virginia history, Historic Jamestowne is looking in earnest for signs of Angela and her fellow Africans. Wolfe and producer Miranda Bennett interview Chardé Reid, an archaeologist working on the site.

Read more about the first Africans in Virginia.
Read more about the transatlantic slave trade.
Read more about Angela’s owner, William Peirce.
Examine a Portuguese map of West Africa.x

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IMAGE: Two colored engravings from the eighteenth century depict activity off the coast of what is now Ghana. (The Mariners’ Museum)