Black History Month Obscure Fact #18

Although slavery started in the United States in 1619, the first black child born into slavery wasn’t born until 1624. His name was William Tucker, and he was named after his master, a sea captain. Tucker was the child of Anthony and Isabella, who are speculated to be two of the first 20 slaves brought on a Dutch ship to the Jamestown Colony. Together they formed the first African-American family.