Memorial in Virginia will honor the first Africans brought to America
FORT MONROE, Va. (AP) – There is a grassy spot on the southwest side of Fort Monroe National Monument that overlooks the vast waters of Chesapeake Bay. It’s a place where people gather in the shade of a tree for a picnic or linger along the sea wall to gaze at the huge cargo ships coming and going and reveling in the playful dolphins opening the sea. way.
But if you stand right on this grassy spot, facing the bay at an angle, with the Hampton Roads Bridge tunnel over your right shoulder, your line of sight makes an imaginary leap halfway across the world, a jump which symbolizes a very real journey which ends on the coasts of Angola on the southwest coast of Africa.