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Count Time Podcast Special 100th Episode
Selected quotes and notes from Count Time Podcast with LD Azobra – Black History Month
Good evening. Good evening. Good evening it’s 4:00 PM. Stand up it’s count time, time for every man and woman to stand up and be counted. Welcome to another edition of Count Time podcast. I am brother LD Azobra. Thank you for joining us today.
The Virginia Company of London was a joint-stock company chartered by James I in 1606, with the purpose of establishing settlements in the Virginia Colony in North America. The Company of London, on the other hand, refers to the livery companies, which are historic trade associations that once had a significant role in the governance of the City of London and still exist today as charitable and cultural organizations. While both companies were established in London, they were separate entities with different purposes and functions.
Conversations about slavery in the United States frequently center on the South and the Civil War. Yet the roots of slavery in the New World go much deeper than that—back to the original British colonies, including the northernmost in New England. Although New England would later become known for its abolitionist leaders and its role in helping formerly enslaved Southern blacks and those escaping slavery, the colonies had a history of using enslaved and indentured labor to create and build their economies.
Although slavery ended earlier in the North than in the South (which would keep its slave culture alive and thriving through the Emancipation Proclamation and the Civil War), colonial New England played an undeniable role in the long and grim history of American slavery.