In the March 29 Island Packet, on page 5A, the caption beside the photograph states in part, "Ahmed Cisse, a Guinean official, looks on Sullivans Island toward the location where African slaves first landed in North America." This is untrue.
The first African slaves in America were brought to New Amsterdam (now known as New York City) in 1621. Decades before they were brought to the south, they were in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and most of New England and the northeast U.S.
So political correctness perpetuating the myth goes on and on.
Harry Joe King
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