AAHGS is commemorating the arrival of the first Africans to arrive in British North America in August of 1619 by sharing information about these 20 + Africans who were brought to Point Comfort (present day Hampton), Virginia. Historians have done a tremendous amount of research in an effort to correct some of the misinformation that has been previously published. To give you a bit of background, here is a chronology that may be of interest to you. It was prepared by AAHGS National Vice President-History Ric Murphy and members Dr. Marian Lane and Dr. Evelyn McDowell.
CHRONOLOGY 1st Documented Africans