April 5

John Rolfe and Pocahontas marry in the English colony of Jamestown, Virginia

April 5, 1614

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    How did the English picture the native peoples of America during the early phases of colonization of North America? This lesson plan will enable students to interact with written and visual accounts of this critical formative period at the end of the 16th century, when the English view of the New World was being formulated, with consequences that we are still seeing today.

Booker T. Washington born

April 5, 1856

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