Where did african americans first arrive in the english colonies in america?

Answer The first Africans in the English colonies in America were probably brought as indentured servants in 1619 by a Dutch ship at Jamestown, Virginia. An indentured servant would work under contract fr... Read More »

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Where did African-Americans first arrive in English colonies in America?

The first African-Americans were brought by ship to Jamestown, Virginia, in 1619. They were considered indentured servants and could work as laborers to earn their freedom. They were allowed to enj... Read More »

When were African Americans freed in America?

Abraham Lincoln's 1863 Emancipation Proclamation freed slaves from the Confederate states, which Lincoln actually did not control at the time. The nation officially abolished slavery when Congress ... Read More »

When were african americans allowed to vote in america?

African American men obtained the right to vote when the 15th Amendment was passed in 1869---a few years after the end of slavery. African American women obtained the right to vote at the same time... Read More »

What percent of America is made up of African-Americans?

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, as of 2008, African-Americans made up 12.8 percent of the U.S. population. The U.S. population was slightly over 307 million at the time, which means there were... Read More »