African Americans are an ethnic group of Americans with total or partial ancestry from any of the black racial groups of Africa. The term typically refers to descendants of enslaved black people who are from the United States.Black and African …
Slaves processing tobacco in 17th-century Virginia
The First Slave Auction at New Amsterdam in 1655, by Howard Pyle
Reproduction of a handbill advertising a slave auction in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1769.