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Quadricentennial Minutes – Slavery

This series of minute-long videos describes the establishment of the first permanent English settlement in North America at Jamestown in 1607.

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Quadricentennial Minutes – Women

This series of minute-long videos describes the establishment of the first permanent English settlement in North America at Jamestown in 1607.

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Quadricentennial Minutes – Powhatan and Pocahontas

This series of minute-long videos describes the establishment of the first permanent English settlement in North America at Jamestown in 1607.

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Quadricentennial Minutes – The Voyage

This series of minute-long videos describes the establishment of the first permanent English settlement in North America at Jamestown in 1607.

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Quadricentennial Minutes – International Trade

This series of minute-long videos describes the establishment of the first permanent English settlement in North America at Jamestown in 1607.

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Quadricentennial Minutes – Africans

This series of minute-long videos describes the establishment of the first permanent English settlement in North America at Jamestown in 1607.

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Using Primary Sources: John Pory’s Proceedings from the 1619 General Assembly

What Can We Learn About People from the Laws They Pass? LESSON PLAN Grade Level High School Standards and Skills Virginia Standards of Learning: Virginia and US History; Virginia and US Government VUS.2; VUS.3; GOVT.2.d; GOVT.3 Using Information Sources; Questioning and Critical Thinking; Organizing Information; Making Connections; Demonstrate Comprehension; Comparing and Contrasting;

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‘So Fitt a Messenger’—How John Pory’s ‘Proceedings’ Got to London

By Nancy Egloff, Historian, Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation An English man-of-war, the White Lion, played an important role in not just one, but two significant events in Virginia in 1619. In late August 1619 the ship sailed into Point Comfort (present-day Hampton) with “twenty and odd Negroes,” bringing the first recorded Africans to Virginia. Piloted by Englishman Marmaduke Rayner, it entered t

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Angelo

[jwplatform dlEPTyHg] Angelo Video Script From 1618 to 1620 the Portuguese fought the people of Ndongo in western Africa. Thousands of Africans were abducted and killed by African warlords and mercenaries employed by the Portuguese in Angola. Many were marched from their villages to the port of Luanda. Some escaped. Some died. They were often kept in terrible conditions for m

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Tomocomo

[jwplatform ntuwISXH][jwplatform ntuwISXH]     Tomocomo  video Script [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="175"] Wahunsonacock, Chief Powhatan photo 1607. A Nation Takes Root[/caption] Uttamatomakkin, also known as Tomocomo, was a priest-counselor to Chief Powhatan. Matachanna, his wife, was Pocahontas’ half-sister. Tomocomo’s homeland was Tsenacommacah

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