Fort Monroe

Mallory Noe-Payne / RADIOIQ



400 years ago the first enslaved Africans arrived to English North America. That moment would set the trajectory of a nation. 

The story begins in 1619 in western Africa, when a village is raided and the people that lived there are put on a ship and forced to go to the New World. Through piracy and storms, about twenty of them eventually land in Point Comfort, Virginia. Today the site is called Fort Monroe and it’s a National Monument.