Archaeologists finds at Historic Jamestown shed light on slavery’s origins in America
On a recent afternoon, tour guide Justin Bates pointed to the spot where historic Jamestown's legislature first convened in July 1619. He then gestured toward another nearby spot where some of the first slaves in English North America arrived a few weeks later.
"Freedom over there,'' Bates told visitors near the banks of Virginia's sprawling James River. "Slavery over here.''