- Published: Wednesday, 27 February 2008 16:00
- Written by The Skanner
1. True or False?
• A Black man served as a crew member on Christopher Columbus' first voyage to the New World in 1492.
• Onesimus, an enslaved man in the house of Cotton Mather, first introduced to North America the idea of inoculating people to prevent serious diseases.
• When George Washington acquires the Mt. Vernon property 200 enslaved African Americans work there. Under his ownership that number decreases to 18.
• In 1750 one in every five residents of the colonies was enslaved.
• The first state to abolish slavery was New York....