Northam conflated indentured servitude with slavery in Sunday interview with Gayle King

Northam conflated indentured servitude with slavery in Sunday interview with Gayle King
Not me; not resigning. NBC News video

[Ed. – The CBS affiliate in Richmond spots him the explanation he offered, which you can read in full at the link. My question: Northam is about my age. How in the world did he learn American history so differently?]

Gov. Northam told “CBS This Morning” that slaves who landed on the shores of Virginia centuries ago were “indentured servants.”

“In 1619, the first indentured servants from Africa landed on our shores …” he said in an interview Sunday. …

“During a recent event at Fort Monroe, I spoke about the arrival of the first Africans in Virginia and referred to them in my remarks as enslaved,” he said in a statement provided to CNN. “A historian advised me that the use of indentured was more historically accurate — the fact is, I’m still learning and committed to getting it right.”

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