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Discussions on the history and affects of slavery in the world. Including slavery in the times that we now live...Please post your thoughts and share what documented materials you have found...

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An estimated 27 million people worldwide suffer in slavery today!

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Comment by Ngon'e Aw on July 10, 2015 at 2:02pm

Lydell, greetings to you and yours. So glad to see your still sharing this wonderful site and information about things that matter. Hope your business is going well. Here is a very important presentation by Dr Authur Lewis, he was Dr Ben's Physician.. "May his soul rest in peace"  This is along presentation but very worth the time. It was done in 1998. The first ten mins is Dr Lewis giving an  update on Bens's health, at that time Dr Ben had a stroke. Dr Lewis , MD, gives an very fascinating overview of the history of how Mama Africa is taking her power over her resources back. When you finish this treasure , you will be a proud African man, (black) For those who do not acknowledge their African ancestry. You will over stand why the Western economies of the world are now in free fall.... ENJOY !

Dr Arthur Lewis - White Economic Domination Worldwide (Complete)

WHEN  MAMA AFRICA  IS FREE , WE  WILL BE FREE !

Comment by Lydell Jackson on July 9, 2015 at 10:20pm

By the end of the Civil War, roughly 179,000 black men (10% of the Union Army) served as soldiers in the U.S. Army and another 19,000 served in the Navy. Nearly 40,000 black soldiers died over the course of the war—30,000 of infection.

Savery has not ended...Reparations Now!

http://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/blacks-civil-war/

Comment by Lydell Jackson on February 4, 2013 at 10:11pm

Global Slavery

Comment by Jon Vee on November 11, 2010 at 5:56pm
Where the slaves were held

Comment by Jon Vee on November 11, 2010 at 5:14pm
An estimated 15 million Africans were transported to the Americas between 1540 and 1850. To maximize their profits slave merchants carried as many slaves as was physically possible on their ships. A House of Commons committee in 1788 discovered that one slave-ship, The Brookes, was originally built to to carry a maximum of 451 people, but was carrying over 600 slaves from Africa to the Americas.

Chained together by their hands and feet, the slaves had little room to move. It has been estimated that only about half of the slaves taken from Africa became effective workers in the Americas. A large number of slaves died on the journey from diseases such as smallpox and dysentery. Others committed suicide by refusing to eat. Many of the slaves were crippled for life as a consequence of the way they were chained up on the ship.

By the 17th century slaves could be purchased in Africa for about $25 and sold in the Americas for about $150. After the slave-trade was declared illegal, prices went much higher. Even with a death-rate of 50 per cent, merchants could expect to make tremendous profits from the trade.

Comment by Lydell Jackson on November 11, 2010 at 4:52pm
The island of Gorée (Gorea) lies off the coast of Senegal, opposite Dakar. From the 15th to the 19th century, it was the largest slave-trading centre on the African coast. Ruled in succession by the Portuguese, Dutch, English and French, its architecture is characterized by the contrast between the grim slave-quarters and the elegant houses of the slave traders. Today it continues to serve as a reminder of human exploitation and as a sanctuary for reconciliation.

Thank you Jon Vee for the reminder!

More info here: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/26/
Comment by Lydell Jackson on November 11, 2010 at 4:50pm
The island of Gorée lies off the coast of Senegal, opposite Dakar. From the 15th to the 19th century, it was the largest slave-trading centre on the African coast. Ruled in succession by the Portuguese, Dutch, English and French, its architecture is characterized by the contrast between the grim slave-quarters and the elegant houses of the slave traders. Today it continues to serve as a reminder of human exploitation and as a sanctuary for reconciliation.

Thank you Jon Vee for the reminder!
Comment by Jon Vee on November 11, 2010 at 4:43pm
Slave Monument in Senegal

Comment by Jon Vee on November 11, 2010 at 4:41pm
House Slave of Gorea Island as my friend from Senegal would put it

Comment by Lydell Jackson on December 3, 2009 at 11:23am
 

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