CNN ran a banner that says: Northam calls first African slaves “indentured servants”. They seem to be treating his statement as some sort of racist lie, but the first Africans taken to Virginia really were indentured servants, not slaves:
In 1619 the first black Africans came to Virginia. With no slave laws in place, they were initially treated as indentured servants, and given the same opportunities for freedom dues as whites. However, slave laws were soon passed – in Massachusetts in 1641 and Virginia in 1661 –and any small freedoms that might have existed for blacks were taken away.
Is CNN that ignorant of American history?
Do you expect them to get called out by the media-based “fact-checkers”?
Here is a link to the CNN report: