In the river region of The Gambia in 1750, Omoro Kinte and his wife, Binta, give birth to a son, Kunta. Kunta is kidnapped in 1767 and sold to British slave traders. After arriving in Maryland, Virginia planter John Waller purchases Kunta. Written by
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When Kunta Kinte is on the ship heading for America in 1767, the flag used has the red diagonals in the Union Jack. These were not added until the Act of Union with Ireland in 1801. See more