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The Transatlantic Slave Trade Part V: Five Hundred Years Later, Are we still Slaves?

Some argue, however, that slavery continues to exist – in that far too many African Americans possess a slave's mentality. Books on the topic are a …
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How African American folklore saved the cultural memory and history of slaves

All over the world, community stories, customs and beliefs have been passed down from generation to generation. This folkore is used by elders to teach family and friends about their collective cultural past. And for African Americans, folklore has played a particularly important part in documenting history too.

The year 1619 marked the beginning of African American history, with the arrival of the first slave ship in Jamestown, Virginia. Slavery put African Americans not only in physical shackles. They were prevented from gaining any type of knowledge, including learning to read or write during their enslavement. Illiteracy was a means to keep control as it was believed that intellectual stimulation would give African Americans ideas of freedom and independence.

The effects of…

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Quakers to honor slaves buried on their land in Bucks County

The service will take place at 1 p.m. at 453 W. Maple Ave. in Langhorne and will honor the lives of enslaved Africans and African Americans buried in …
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Historic Memorial to be built in Huntsville to honor slaves

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – As the state of Alabama prepares to celebrate its 200 years of history, the group African Americans in Huntsville-Madison County …
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Plans for Wall of Remembrance to honor former slaves announced

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African Union denounces ‘slaves’ jibe from Italy’s Salvini

The African Union has called on Italy’s far-right interior minister to withdraw comments he made last week in which he referred to Africans as slaves.

But Matteo Salvini on Wednesday insisted that his comments had been misinterpreted and that there was no need to apologise.

An AU statement issued on Tuesday evening expressed “dismay” at Salvini’s comments.

It called on him to “retract his derogatory statement about African migrants” adding, “name-calling will not resolve the migration challenges facing Africa and Europe”.

Salvini’s remarks were made on Friday during a clash with Luxembourg’s Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn at an EU meeting in Vienna. Asselborn had suggested that ageing Europe needed immigrants.

“In Italy we feel it’s necessary to help our children make more children. And not to…

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