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Sun, 05.30.2021

The First Documented African Slaves Arrive in the United States of America

*On this date in 1526, The first African slaves in what would become the present-day United States of America arrived in Winyah Bay, South Carolina.

Spaniard Lucas Vázquez de Ayllón led around six hundred settlers, including an unknown number of slaves there, in an attempt to start a colony. The attempt failed after a month and Ayllón moved the colony, including the slaves, to what is now the state of Georgia. 

The enslaved Africans escaped to live with the local Native Americans, and the 100 other survivors returned to Santo Domingo. Slavery would continue in Georgia until 1865.

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