First Slave Owner in the United States of America
Slavery is one of the darkest chapters in American history in which Black people were sold like cattle for slavery from Africa without any age limit.
But you must be shocked to know that the first slave owner in America was a black person named
Anthony was enslaved in Virginia as he arrived from Africa, to work as an indentured servant in 1621. The 1600s were known as the slavery period in Virginia.
After 6 years, in 1635, his contract ended, and later he also became an owner of 250 acres of land. He recruited five indentured servants.
One of his slaves named
left to work for a free white man Robert Parker as his service period has been over already but Anthony wants to extend his service.
For which Anthony Johnson sued Robert Parker in Northampton Court. In 1655, the Judge sanctioned the permit for blacks to enslave their own race.
Anthony got Cason to hold him indefinitely as the first slave in American society and became the first slave owner in American history.
After 15-20 years, free whites, blacks, and Indians also got the permit to have black slaves in their service.
From 1500 to 1850, was proved as the era of slavery, around 11 million people used to transport as a slave across the Atlantic to the Americas.