Monday, September 23, 2019

Tag: Enslaved Africans

Enslaved Black People: The Part of the...

Contrary to the popular historical narrative, the Union’s effort to rein in the Confederacy and end the secessionist military rebellion now known as the...

Yes, George Washington Used Teeth from Enslaved...

The age-old debate into President George Washington's wooden teeth has been sparked yet again after a Philly Tribune op-ed revealing the nation's first POTUS...

8 Inhumane and Barbaric Forms of Torture...

The Middle Ages left a lasting legacy on Europeans. Amidst the constant deaths from the bubonic plague and warring fiefdoms, torture was used to...

6 Common Misconceptions About the Enslavement of...

While the history of slavery has been the subject of countless books, movies and television shows, there is far more to explore. For instance,...

How Do We Build a Nation? We...

As you watch the rallies, political speeches and debates, you will hear beautifully articulated ignorance. You will experience well-produced propaganda. You will see hateful...

Why Kanye West Thinks Enslaved Africans Were...

Kanye West is giving wife Kim Kardashian credit for making interracial dating and empowered women acceptable in a new radio interview. He also reveals his...

Historian Tours, Sleeps in Former Slave Quarters...

Joseph McGill is currently undergoing a project that might make many Black people uncomfortable. He is preserving slave quarters around the country — and...

Gullah-Geechee Descendants Files Suit Against State as...

Descendants of freed Africans who established a settlement off the coast of Georgia and South Carolina have filed a lawsuit against state and local...

A Look Back at African People’s Cultural...

by Dontaira Terrell The early styles of song and dance dating back to the 18th century in the Congo Square of New Orleans can be...

9 Devastating Actions White Slave Masters Took...

The Promise of Heaven The most important aspect of Christianity for the enslaved was the promise of heaven -- a promise made by plantation owners. This idea...

11 Facts About Slave Narratives That You...

The autobiographies and narratives by enslaved people were not just a life’s account. They were more of a way of powerfully reaching equality. Henry Louis Gates, the famed...

This Eye-Opening Link Between the Statue Of...

Interview with Dr. Joy DeGruy (aka Dr. Joy Leary) author of Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America's Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing (2005).  

5 Examples of the War on the...

Forced Breeding Breeding enslaved Africans was a profitable business in the United States for hundreds of years. Although forcing two strangers to engage in sexual...

8 Disturbing Images of Instruments of Torture...

Cotton screw Moses Roper, a Black man who was born into bondage in North Carolina and eventually escaped slavery in 1835, recounted the torture endured...

8 US Presidents You May Not Have...

Earlier this week the nation celebrated President's Day. Historian Clarence Lusane highlighted the obvious contradictions in his most recent article, "Missing from Presidents' Day:...

6 Common Misconceptions About the Enslavement of...

The Beginning of Mass Enslavement of Africans While slavery existed in various degrees throughout time, the unprecedented scale of trafficking Africans in a chattel slave...