Friday, August 29, 2014

America’s first slave owner was a black man

According to colonial records, the first slave owner in the United States was a black man.
Prior to 1655 there were no legal slaves in the colonies, only indentured servants. All masters were required to free their servants after their time was up. Seven years was the limit that an indentured servant could be held. Upon their release they were granted 50 acres of land. This included any Negro purchased from slave traders. Negros were also granted 50 acres upon their release.
Anthony Johnson was a Negro from modern-day Angola. He was brought to the US to work on a tobacco farm in 1619. In 1622 he was almost killed when Powhatan Indians attacked the farm. 52 out of 57 people on the farm perished in the attack. He married a female black servant while working on the farm.
When Anthony was released he was legally recognized as a “free Negro” and ran a successful farm. In 1651 he held 250 acres and five black indentured servants. In 1654, it was time for Anthony to release John Casor, a black indentured servant. Instead Anthony told Casor he was extending his time. Casor left and became employed by the free white man Robert Parker.
Anthony Johnson sued Robert Parker in the Northampton Court in 1654. In 1655, the court ruled that Anthony Johnson could hold John Casor indefinitely. The court gave judicial sanction for blacks to own slave of their own race. Thus Casor became the first permanent slave and Johnson the first slave owner.
Whites still could not legally hold a black servant as an indefinite slave until 1670. In that year, the colonial assembly passed legislation permitting free whites, blacks, and Indians the right to own blacks as slaves.
By 1699, the number of free blacks prompted fears of a “Negro insurrection.” Virginia Colonial ordered the repatriation of freed blacks back to Africa. Many blacks sold themselves to white masters so they would not have to go to Africa. This was the first effort to gently repatriate free blacks back to Africa. The modern nations of Sierra Leone and Liberia both originated as colonies of repatriated former black slaves.
However, black slave owners continued to thrive in the United States.
By 1830 there were 3,775 black families living in the South who owned black slaves. By 1860 there were about 3,000 slaves owned by black households in the city of New Orleans alone.

2 comments:

  1. This is an interesting story, if true. One can be forgiven for doubting the verity of it, given that neither America's schools, nor the "American" media, have ever disclosed this information. But then, America's schools and the media are, to say the least, not entirely trustworthy, especially since the 1960s. It was during the tumultuous times of the '60s when both the public schools and the media, both print and electronic, began to outright lie to the American people. Simultaneously, the schools and media of Western Europe also had embarked on the path of their litany of lies. The naïve people of many nations were deceived by slick and cynical wordmeisters whom they wrongfully perceived to be speaking truth, but were not. Coincidentally, the '60s was the time during which the inveterate scoundrels of the world, the Jews...began their vicious frontal assault on the white gentile cultures, societies and nations of the world. Since even before biblical times, the Hebrews...the Israelites...the Jews ( named after Judah, the southern portion of the desert land that in modern times would become the 1948-established State of Israel )...were expert dissemblers...liars. Even Jesus the Christ described the Jews as "the synagogue of Satan," and "...of your father, the devil," among other unflattering things. To distill this subject down to its basic toxic fumes...the Jews are liars, and the minions of every Jewish-created institution, especially the media in its various forms...are likewise liars. And this is why even intelligent and "informed" people throughout the Jew media-dominated world have never heard about the true realities of black slavery in America and in other parts of the world. These realities would, of course, change the entire dynamic of the never-ending public discourse regarding race and slavery. Were it to become widely known that even blacks enslaved other blacks, that the white race was not the only race that enslaved blacks...the Jews' entire narrative regarding black slavery would collapse like the false, contrived house of cards that it is...and always has been.

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  2. This writer has heard throughout the years the rumors from a wide array of disparate sources that some blacks during the early history of America did, in fact OWN members of their own race. His objective research...as well as the research of many others throughout the world and during disparate times in history...have proven to him that these rumors are not mere rumors but, in fact...fact. American whites, then, need no longer suffer from the white-guilt that has been imposed upon them for decades by the Jewish media. By the way: Black slavery does in fact still exist even in today's world....in Africa and by other Africans. Sorry, but facts are facts, truth is truth...

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