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Camera Maker Canon Camera Model Canon PowerShot G5
Aperture f/4 Color Space sRGB
Exposure Value 0 EV Exposure Time 1/250 sec
Flash No Flash Focal Length 14.40625 mm
Date/Time 2004:04:03 10:35:15 Orientation 1: Normal (0 deg)
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Exposure Mode 0 Keywords historic marker African American first America African ethnicity attraction display education historical marker Historical Site information landmark marker Place of Interest sign Tourist Destination Travel Destination Virginia attractive black destination educating historic markers historic site info signage tourist attraction VA appealing firsts history minority no people text tourism travel African Americans South attract ethnicity historic nobody word daytime displays historical markers landmarks markers signs appeal color image educate historical outdoor race vertical blacks day destinations historic sites tourist attractions US colour image outside day time Jason O. Watson / minorities USA day-time ethnicities U.S. words color images daylight outdoors U.S.A. verticals colour images natural light outsides United States United States of America James City County sign with text
Caption FIRST AFRICANS IN ENGLISH AMERICA The first documented Africans in English America arrived at Jamestown in August 1619. A Dutch man-of-war captured them from the Spanish, who had enslaved them, and sold them to the Virginia colonists. The "twenty and odd" Africans, some of whom had been given Spanish names, may have been treated like indentured servants and later freed after their periods of servitude expired. From this beginning the institution of slavery evolved during the 17th century as the Virginia colonists extended the length of service for Africans from a fixed term to life. The United States abolished slavery in 1865. Department of Historic Resources, 1992