In the world at the time, slavery was a huge issue. Anthony Johnson, an African, was captured into slavery. In 1620, he arrived in Jamestown, Virginia. After 20 years, Johnson bought his and his wife's freedom. Together, they had four children. Eventually, Anthony had the plus of owning his own land, on which he had his own slaves. In total, he owned 250 acres of land. In the 1640s, life changed drastically for African descendents.