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Embassy of Republic of Angola to the United States of America

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The Angolan Government will honor the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first twenty Angolan slaves to the US territory with a set of commemorative activities.

The Govern of Angola will Honor “the relevance of Angolan history carried out by the children of our homeland across borders”, the Government has therefore decided to join the honoring that will take place at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History in Washington D.C.

It was in August 1619 that the first Portuguese ships carrying Africans who had been kidnapped and sold into slavery in what would become Angola arrived in the town of Jamestown, Virginia, then a British colony.

Contacts:

Mario Antonio do Nascimento, (202) 893-5623
Esmeralda Mangueira,  (202) 323-8998

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