Tributes to 400 years of Africans in America

Tributes to 400 years of Africans in America

A special ceremony took place at Virginia’s Continental Park to mark the historic event

THOUSANDS OF people from around the world gathered at a commemorative ceremony in the US last week to mark the 400th anniversary of Africans arriving in North America.

Point Comfort, in Hampton, Virginia, is the site where “20 and odd” enslaved African men and women were forcibly landed in the country in August 1619.

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