In three years, it will be the four hundredth anniversary of the arrival of African slaves on United States soil - in fact, Virginia soil. Virginia lawmakers are trying to set up a commission to mark the anniversary with honor.
In 1619, 20 Africans were brought to Point Comfort, Virginia. It marked the first time - at least on record - that African freemen were turned into American slaves. Virginia Democratic Congressman Bobby Scott says people should pause to remember the moment.