When did the first black Africans come to colonial America?

The first known Africans to inhabit this region were a group of about twenty who arrived in Jamestown, Virginia, in 1619, on a Dutch ship with the English colonists.

They were believed to be indentured servants, not slaves.

when did the first black africans come to colonial america
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