The 1692 Project is based on the wrong idea that America was started by slavery. Technically there was no America until at least the Declaration of Independence of 1776 or The Constitution of 1789. Columbus arrived in 1492. The Outer Banks of North Carolina were explored in 1524 by Giovanni da Verrazzano. The first colony in what was to become America was established in 1585 on Roanoke Island but it failed and a second attempt was made in 1587. It also failed.