Who Was The 1st Legal Slave Owner In America – A Short History Lesson The Liberal Media Doesn’t Want To Talk About

As police officers are facing calls for attacks on them by black supremacist groups like Black Lives Matter and the media is creating racial divides by claiming that it is unsafe for black people to walk down the street, it is interesting to take a look back in history to find out just where the racial divides began.

The first Delaware slave owner mentioned in American history was based off of a legal case involving African- American Anthony Johnson who was a former indentured servant who became a landowner himself. Johnson then purchased the contract of a black indentured servant named John Casor.

It was during his is service that Casor, with the help of a neighbor named Robert Parker, who brought a lawsuit against Johnson alleging that Casor had served his time and should be released.

The ruling was upheld in by the Northampton Court in 1654, but then the ruling was reversed a year later by an appellate court.

“This daye Anthony Johnson made his complaint to the court against Mr. Robert Parker and declared that hee deteyneth his servant John Casor under the pretence that said person was a free man. The court seriously considering and maturely weighing the premises, doe fynde that the saide Mr. Robert Parker most unjustly keepeth the said person from Anthony Johnson his master as appeareth by the deposition of Captain Samuel Goldsmith and many probably circumstances. It is therefore the Judgement of the Court and ordered that the said John Casor fortwith returne unto the service of the said master Anthony Johnson, and that Mr. Robert Parker make payment of all charges in the suit.”

It was determined that Casor was to be a servant for the duration of his natural life, thus Casor became known as the first legally recognized slave and Anthony Johnson is recognized by many as the first legal slave owner.

As Black Lives Matter and the media are complaining about supposed victims of institutionalized racism built within the police force, all the while completely ignoring the black on black murders that are happening in massive numbers throughout inner cities in America, it would be interesting to know what they thought about the fact that the first legal case involving a slave owner in America involved a black man fighting to make another black man a slave.

Note : We want to make clear that Anthony Johnson was the first “legal” slave. There could be, and probably were, slaves before then. From snopes

“The first legal slave owner in American history was a black tobacco farmer named Anthony Johnson.

Possibly true. The wording of the statement is important. Anthony Johnson was not the first slave owner in American history, but he was, according to historians, among the first to have his lifetime ownership of a servant legally sanctioned by a court. ”

Additionally, some sites are running this story with another image. The man in the image is Lewis Hayden and not Anthony Johnson.

Source – Wikipedia




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