Extraordinary Story of the First Africans to Arrive in Virginia

Historian and author Ric Murphy will tell the extraordinary story of a group of 32 African men, women and children who arrived on the shores of the New World colony Virginia in 1619. He will explore how and why they were kidnapped and forced aboard a Spanish slave ship. In his book Arrival of the First Africans in Virginia, he documents a fascinating story of colonialism, treason, piracy, kidnapping, enslavement and British law. For adults.

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Institute of Museum and Library Services
Colorado Department of Education, Colorado State Library