In this vicinity is believed to be the birthplace of Wahunsunacock, better known as Powhatan. A village stood nearby that also bore the name Powhatan. (A historical marker located near Richmond in Henrico County, Virginia.)
You might have heard about the commemoration taking place later this month. “Four hundred years ago this month, the first African slaves arrived in North America on a ship landing at the Jamestown colony in what is today Virginia.” — PBS Newshour, Aug. 1. That 1619 event was “the first documented arrival of enslaved Africans […]
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