Skip to comments.Northam Calls Slaves ‘Indentured Servants from Africa’
Posted on 02/10/2019 6:37:02 PM PST by NoLibZone
"Just 90 miles from here in 1619, the first indentured servants from Africa landed on our shores in Ole Point Comfort," Northam said
Embattled Virginia Governor, Ralph Northam (D-VA), referred to people that came to America as slaves from Africa as indentured servants from Africa during an interview with CBS News Gayle King on Sunday.
Northam sat down with King for his first interview since the Virginian-Pilot published a photo from Northams medical school yearbook showing two men, one in blackface and one in a Ku Klux Klan robe and hood, on the same page as the governor.
King asked Northam where he would like to begin, pointing out that it had been a difficult week for the people of Virginia.
Well, it has been a difficult week, and you know if you look at Virginias history, were now at the 400-year anniversary. Just 90 miles from here in 1619, the first indentured servants from Africa landed on our shores in Ole Point Comfort, what we call now Fort Monroe, Northam said
Also known as slavery, King interjected.
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If he said this in a TV interview, it’s likely this is his normal view on slavery.
I'd like to find some way to rub this into those "Holier Than Thou" hippies' faces.
I believe it was also the first to constitutionally abolish the slave trade as well.
Using the past as a yardstick is not a good plan.
Indentured servants of course were a real thing at the time — and not what the slaves were.
Dr. Mengele with a southern accent.
Were slaves made comfortable before they were indentured?
Having vry recenty visited the homes of the Virginia slave holding presidents the word used to describe the condition is enslaved. The black African people forced to live and work on the plantations were enslaved.
The primary focus of these homes is now ensavement rather than the greatness of the founding fathers. Virginia has literally gone to hell
The baby killer is a deceitful jackass just another Democrat Thug
Virginia, you elected a racist moron and got a baby-killer as a bonus!
The first group who landed in 1619 were indentured servants.
If these were the people he was referring to he would probably be correct.
Perhaps nowadays one should say that America never had slaves.....it had undocumented farmers!
How do you get to be a governor of Virginia and not know the difference?
My Irish ancestor from the late 1600s was indentured.
Some were indentured servants, but none were chattel slaves.
In 1655, when England captured Jamaica from Spain, Oliver Cromwell needed to populate their new colony. Some were convicts, many indentured servants and very few of the deportees had committed any great crimes. Deportation beyond the sea, either within His Majestys dominions or elsewhere outside His Majestys Dominions was one of their methods of dealing with the Irish issue and, more importantly, populating Englands new acquisition.
One man whose crime was to harbour a priest was imprisoned, while his three daughters were sent to Jamaica. In order to prevent the new arrivals forming communities the three girls were sent to different corners of Jamaica. Large numbers of the Irish exiles died from heat and diseases.
It was thought that the Irish would have a better chance of survival if they were introduced to the climate at a young age. Cromwell then sent 2,000 children between the age of 10 and 14 years.
Migration to Jamaica continued through the 17th century. The term Redleg was coined. The fair skin of the Irish frazzled beneath the Caribbean sun. The Irish exiles were not chattel slaves. Their white skin meant they would know freedom when their indenturship expired.
I am a man, however, so I do not have freedom of speech.
If I had it I would fight alongside you.
If those Africans didn’t want to be indentured then they shouldn’t have signed contracts to buy the false teeth in the first place.
You and Northum are historically correct, but the beauty of this is that it will force this fact out into the open.
As President John Adams is often credited with saying, "Facts are Stubborn Things...."
According to Coonman’s father the Honorable Wescott Brownlee Northam, James was the father of his grandfather Levi Jacob Northam, who is also listed on the 1860 census with a few slaves of his own. ;-)
and the other Northams? The Northams of Accomack County are indeed, all very closely related. Except nowadays, of course, the black Northams who were the “indentured servants”, later freed from their “indentured” service to the Northam family because of the Civil War against Virginia, were not likely blood related, but DNA tests might tell a different story.
And the voter rolls
Legal and otherwise
And many have Latin names
Or born a Muslim . . .or a woman
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