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Bill to study Influence of Africans in America

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine and Rep. Robert C. “Bobby” Scott want to propose a bill to set up a federal panel to study the contributions and accomplishments of African people in America. U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, Rep. Don Beyer of Northern Virginia, Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Rep. G.K. Butterfield of North Carolina and Hilary Shelton, director of the national NAACP Washington …

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Slavery ships’ abominable conditions

In the early days of slavery, Britain and other European countries sent slave ships to West Africa to kidnap Africans and sell them to Americans. The first slaves were brought to the USA in Jamestown, Virginia, in 1619 to aid in production of crops such as tobacco. Over the years, millions of free West Africans were taken against their will …

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