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Old 02-11-2019, 10:37 AM
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Originally Posted by CarnalK View Post
He's technically correct, apparently, but that was a pretty dumb thing to say.

Eta: ninja'd!

He did acknowledge that in the interview:
Depends on one's definition of 'technically' AFAICT:
The social status of the first Africans in Jamestown was confusing, and perhaps deliberately ambiguous. Records from 1623 and 1624 list the black inhabitants of the colony as servants, not slaves. In these same records, however, white indentured servants are listed along with the year in which they were to attain freedom; no such year accompanies the names of black servants.