400 years ago, the first enslaved Africans arrived to English North America. That moment would set the trajectory of a nation.
The story begins in 1619. In western Africa, a village is raided and the people that lived there are put on a ship and forced to go to the New World. Through piracy and storms, about twenty land eventually in Point Comfort, Virginia.
Today the site is called Fort Monroe and it’s a National Monument.
Mallory Noe-Payne spoke about the history and future with Superintendent Terry Brown.