1. One of the first legal slave owners in America was African-American
tobacco farmer Anthony Johnson.

2. In 1830, 3,775 African-Americans owned 12,740 African slaves.

3. In 1860, Southth Carolina's largest slave holder was African-American
plantation owner William Ellison.

Source:
wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Johnson_(colonist)
census.gov/history/pdf/histstats-colonial-1970.pdf
wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Ellison

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