US marks the arrival of Angela, the ‘Eve’ of enslaved Africans | AFP

Angela, one of the first known African slaves brought to British North America, appears in records in 1619, arriving after a long and arduous journey that saw her ripped from her homeland in present-day Angola, forced to endure a sea voyage across the Atlantic, attacked by pirates and ultimately forced to work for British settlers in Jamestown, Virginia. 400 years after her arrival, the country looks back on America’s beginnings, and what would lay the foundation for slavery, as well as inequality and hardship that still exist today.

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