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Northam Calls Slaves ‘Indentured Servants from Africa’
ntknetwork ^ | 2-10-19 | NTK Staff

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 Northam’s 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 Virginia’s history, we’re 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at ntknetwork.com ...


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To: Salamander

lol


121 posted on 02/11/2019 4:38:12 AM PST by nikos1121
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To: NoLibZone

If he said this in a TV interview, it’s likely this is his normal view on slavery.


122 posted on 02/11/2019 4:49:32 AM PST by SJackson (The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself)
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To: Pelham
In 1641, Massachusetts became the first colony to legally recognize slavery

I'd like to find some way to rub this into those "Holier Than Thou" hippies' faces.

123 posted on 02/11/2019 5:06:39 AM PST by Hardastarboard (Break it off in 'em, Brett. They've earned it, and you've earned it.)
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To: Hardastarboard

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.


124 posted on 02/11/2019 5:08:46 AM PST by Vermont Lt
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To: NoLibZone

Indentured servants of course were a real thing at the time — and not what the slaves were.


125 posted on 02/11/2019 5:11:52 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: NoLibZone

Endentured.

126 posted on 02/11/2019 5:17:40 AM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: Travis McGee

Dr. Mengele with a southern accent.


127 posted on 02/11/2019 5:29:24 AM PST by mac_truck (aide toi et dieu t'aidera)
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To: NoLibZone

Were slaves “made comfortable” before they were “indentured”?


128 posted on 02/11/2019 5:32:29 AM PST by windsorknot
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To: NoLibZone

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


129 posted on 02/11/2019 5:39:58 AM PST by bert ( (KE. N.P. N.C. +12) Honduras must be invaded to protect America from invasion)
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The baby killer is a deceitful jackass— just another Democrat Thug


130 posted on 02/11/2019 5:43:44 AM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: NoLibZone

Virginia, you elected a racist moron and got a baby-killer as a bonus!


131 posted on 02/11/2019 5:47:48 AM PST by Redleg Duke (Disarming Liberals...Real Common Sense Gun Control!)
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To: NoLibZone

The first group who landed in 1619 were indentured servants.

If these were the people he was referring to he would probably be correct.


132 posted on 02/11/2019 5:50:00 AM PST by CharleysPride (Peace, Freedom and Prosperity. Thank you, President Trump.)
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To: ImpBill

Perhaps nowadays one should say that America never had slaves.....it had undocumented farmers!


133 posted on 02/11/2019 5:58:20 AM PST by 2harddrive (Go to www.CodeIsFreeSpeech.com for 10 FREE 3D-printer gun blueprints!)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

How do you get to be a governor of Virginia and not know the difference?
My Irish ancestor from the late 1600s was indentured.


134 posted on 02/11/2019 6:07:00 AM PST by SisterK (its a spiritual war)
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To: Rebelbase; the OlLine Rebel; EMI_Guy; Pelham
Oliver Cromwell sent Irish slaves to Jamaica when it was an English Colony in the 1600’s.

Some were indentured servants, but none were chattel slaves.

Source: The Irish Times: "Welcome to Sligoville: The story of the Irish in Jamaica"

Excerpt:

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 Majesty’s dominions or elsewhere outside His Majesty’s Dominions” was one of their methods of dealing with the Irish issue and, more importantly, populating England’s 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.

135 posted on 02/11/2019 6:39:21 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Marxism: Trendy theory, wrong species)
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To: Elsie

Okay.

I am a man, however, so I do not have freedom of speech.
If I had it I would fight alongside you.


136 posted on 02/11/2019 7:49:24 AM PST by frank ballenger (End vote fraud,noncitizens & illegals voting & leftist media news censorship or we're finished.)
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To: TigersEye

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.


137 posted on 02/11/2019 7:50:26 AM PST by frank ballenger (End vote fraud,noncitizens & illegals voting & leftist media news censorship or we're finished.)
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To: arthurus
In 1619 the first boatload of Africans were technically indentured servants to work for a specified term of years. The first official slave owner was an African immigrant, perhaps formerly one of those indentured servants.

You and Northum are historically correct, but the beauty of this is that it will force this fact out into the open.

Father of U.S. slavery was a black man (Ben Kinchlow, February 24, 2013, WND)

As President John Adams is often credited with saying, "Facts are Stubborn Things...."

FReegards!

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138 posted on 02/11/2019 8:59:15 AM PST by Agamemnon (Darwinism is the glue that holds liberalism together)
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To: LostInBayport

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.


139 posted on 02/11/2019 9:05:55 AM PST by Brown Deer (America First!)
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To: Old Griz

And the voter rolls

Legal and otherwise

And many have Latin names

Or born a Muslim . . .or a woman


140 posted on 02/11/2019 9:24:11 AM PST by A_Former_Democrat ("Mods/Indies/Dems/Non-voters" JOBS or MOBS? Are CRAZY DIMS REALLY who you want BACK in POWER?)
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