The whole thing is bogus!
Black slave owners owned White slaves/servants as well as Black slaves/servants but it isn’t the narrative that the liberals want so it isn’t taught.
White Europeans were the actual first indentured slaves/servants and some, along with their children never saw freedom.
Again … not the narrative!
This guy started out with five slaves … four of them were White!
Anthony Johnson (b. c. 1600 – d. 1670) was a black Angolan who achieved freedom in the early 17th-century Colony of Virginia after serving his term of indenture. He became one of the first property owners and slaveholders of African birth there.
Johnson was captured in his native Angola by an enemy tribe and sold to Arab slave traders. He was eventually sold as an indentured servant to a merchant working for the Virginia Company.
In 1651 Anthony Johnson was given 250 acres as “head rights” for purchasing five incoming redemptioners.
(four white and one black)
In 1654, he brought a case before Virginia courts in which he contested a suit launched by one of his indentured servants, a Negro who adopted the name of John Casor.
Johnson won the suit and retained Casor as his servant for life, who thus became the first official and true slave in America.
This officially made Johnson the first legal slave owner in the British colonies that would eventually become the United States.
Virginia made this practice legal for everyone in 1661, by making it state law for any free white, black, or Indian, to be able to own slaves, along with indentured servants.
The majority of black slave owners were members of the mulatto class.
(Obama is mulatto):rolleyes:
Many of the mulatto slave owners separated themselves from the masses of black people and attempted to establish a caste system based on color, wealth, and free status.
According to Martin Delany, the colored community of Charleston City clung to the assumptions of the superiority of white blood and brown skin complexion.
According to the U.S. Census report in 1860 only a small minority of whites owned slaves.
Out of a population of 27 million whites only eight million lived in the South, and out of this population fewer than 385,000 owned slaves.
In short, the total white population own about 1.4, while the southern white population own about 4.8 enslaved Africans.
On the other hand the black population in 1860 was 4.5 million, with about 500,000 living in the South.
Of the blacks residing in the South, 261,988 were not slaves.
Of this number, 10,689 lived in New Orleans.
In New Orleans over 3,000 free blacks owned slaves, about 28 percent of the free Black population in the city.
4 to 1: The ratio of white servants to enslaved Africans in Virginia late in the 1670s.
4 to 1: The ratio of enslaved Africans to white servants in Virginia early in the 1690s.