'From Slavery to Freedom' observance marks Hampton as the birthplace of black America.

Calvin W. Pearson Sr., says <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100101154030000" title="Hampton (Hampton, Virginia)" href="/topic/us/virginia/hampton-county/hampton-%28hampton-virginia%29-PLGEO100101154030000.topic">Hampton</a>, not <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100101163010000" title="Jamestown (Jamestown, Virginia)" href="/topic/us/virginia/jamestown-county/jamestown-%28jamestown-virginia%29-PLGEO100101163010000.topic">Jamestown</a>, is the original landing point for the first Africans in Virginia. Calvin W. Pearson Sr. looks through some of his papers that support his point inside his Hampton home. This is one of the books used to support his point.
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( Joe Fudge, Daily Press / June 6, 2006 )

Calvin W. Pearson Sr., says Hampton, not Jamestown, is the original landing point for the first Africans in Virginia. Calvin W. Pearson Sr. looks through some of his papers that support his point inside his Hampton home. This is one of the books used to support his point.

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