Presented by Henricus Historical Park

In August, 1619, a Portuguese ship transporting enslaved Africans bound for Mexico was hijacked by the English and arrived at Point Comfort, Virginia. Henricus interpreters will present a demonstration through lectures & living history the circumstances, myths, and realities of the introduction of Africans into the lives of the Powhatan & English communities, focusing on English laws of slavery at that time and the blending of 3 cultures into one, especially the food, tools, & clothing. Free with park admission.