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How much do we know about the first Africans to settle in the English colony of Jamestown in 1619?  Recently discovered artifacts suggest that the true origin of the first African Americans is Angola. Tom Davidson, senior curator of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, and Liz Montgomery of the Virginia African American Forum, discuss this little-known history.



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