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Archeologists Uncover the Lives of Jamestown?s Enslaved People

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Archeologists Uncover the Lives of Jamestown?s Enslaved People

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Much of what we know about the first slaves in America comes from what archaeologists have discovered. One site in particular stands out: the former home of a young African slave woman named Angela.

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Most people think of Jamestown as the story of John Smith and Pocahontas, but new scientific research has revealed another prominent figure from America's first English colony. Discover the story of Sir George Yeardley, a commoner who became governor and went on to preside over the birth of the nation's democracy. Follow a team of archaeologists as they excavate the 1617 church where, according to English tradition, the leaders of the colony were buried, including our country's least known and first founding father.

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