|Until this year, historians recognized|
colonist Anthony Johnson as being
the first legal owner of a black slave.
Johnson, himself, was black.
That fact is both apparent and transparent to any who objectively consider the leftist view of history. Truth is obscured and displaced with revisionism that is tailored to fit the cultural Marxist agenda. A new narrative is formed.
Here's an example:
Below are two similar images. The first image is a screen shot taken from Wikipedia in 2012. It describes colonist Anthony Johnson as "the first to hold a black African servant as a legal slave in the mainland American colonies."
The second image is a screen shot taken this morning (June, 2014). It describes him as among "the first black property owners and slaveholders."
Why the change?
Anthony Johnson was a black African. For a black person to be the effective initiator of black slavery in America simply doesn't fit the cultural Marxist narrative. That narrative follows the line that non-whites -- blacks in particular -- are the victims of white privilege. It's a classic proletariat vs bourgeois conflict.
Wikipedia also removed an image of Johnson.
Click on the images to view a larger rendition.
On a whim of curiosity I decided two years ago to research early slavery in America and googled 'first slave owner in America.' I was so shocked to discover the first slave owner was black, I literally read the Wikipedia article twice, then did another Google search for further verification. Incredibly I found many other concurring sources, including one from the University of California in Berkeley.
I also knew that liberals change history to fit their agenda. With that reality at the forefront of my mind, I later did a screen shot of the Anthony Johnson article on Wikipedia and saved it to my computer. I had forgotten about it until this morning when I was searching for another, unrelated image.
The first image was saved to my hard drive Monday, July 30, 2012, 1:50:28 PM.
In December, 2013, I found the Berkeley reference still in place and made a screen shot. The article clearly states that John Casor was the first legal slave in America. Casor was the slave owned by Johnson. This reference may still be on the university's web site, though I have been unable to relocate it.
It's not merely Wikipedia that engages in distorting history.
Today you would be hard-pressed to find any Internet source -- aside from sites like mine -- that presents actual history by portraying Anthony Johnson for whom he really was: The first legal slave owner in American history; a man who also happened to be a black immigrant from Africa.
In two years the first slave owner in American history has been demoted by liberal revisionism. He is honored as a successful early landowner who happened to have a slave.
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