Angela's Story

December 13, 2019 - 12:00 pmDecember 13, 2019 - 04:15 pmNovember 9, 2019, 12pm - 4:15pm
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway
Jamestown, VA 23081
United States 1368 Colonial Parkway Jamestown 23081

Meet Angela, one of the first Africans who lived on Jamestown Island. Listen as she recalls her former home in Angola, her capture, and her new life in Virginia. The first Africans arrived in mainland English North America in 1619. Originally taken from Angola, they were stolen from a slave ship in the Gulf of Mexico by two English privateers. The English ships, the White Lion and the Treasurer, brought them to Virginia where 20 to 30 were “bought for victuals.” In 1625, one of the first Africans, a woman named “Angelo” (Angela), was listed in a colony-wide census as living in the household of Captain William Pierce of New Towne, a well-connected and wealthy planter-merchant. Program will be offered at 12pm & 3:15pm. Free with paid admission to Historic Jamestowne.