How Did We
HOW DID WE
CONTINUE.....Africa slave trading became very lucrative
for the Europeans. The British needed slaves for its
colonies in America to clear the land, to work the cotton
and tobacco plantations, and also for its Caribbean
colonies, to work the sugar cane plantations for the
production of sugar and rum.
The Portuguese slaves were sent to Brazil, Cuba, and Haiti.
The French slaves were sent to various Caribbean colonies,
Suriname, French Guiana, and along the east coast of South
Eventually, the whole of Africa was divided
up by the Europeans (excluding Ethiopia), and its wealth
(people) was taken away to the count of approximately 25
millions. Europeans, along with others, the Belgians, the
Germans, the Dutch, the Italians, was controlling portions
of the African continent and its people was dispersed all
over the world and with much help from the African people
themselves, many of whom became very wealthy.
In the middle 19th century, the British
finally banned slavery and America outlawed slavery in 1864
after the Civil war.
In the early 20th century, the African people throughout the
continent slowly began to revolt and seek independence from
it European colonizers. Today, all the countries in Africa
are independent nations, although many have political
upheavals and coup d` e-tat. Many countries are struggling
and its people are poor, they seek financial aid from the
very countries that had colonized them. Genocide of one
group against another exists, as groups vie for political
and financial domination, as was in Rwanda in the early
years of 2000, and is now happening in the Sudan.
In conclusion, I along with all my family
members, must be proud to know that our roots has help to
build and make great every country and every city of this
world by the lives, blood, sweat and tears of our black
African Ancestors who scattered and who was taken captives
to every corner of this Earth. Our links may also be from
the Ancients, the great Kings, Pharaohs, Priests, and great
men and women of the Bible such as Adam, Eve, Abraham,
David. As David’s son, Solomon said, “I Am BLACK but
Comely.” I just named a few to show that we were always
first, a great people, and we will be again, as we start to
pull ourselves together, then we will become great kings and
leaders, as is now evident in America’s current history.
This is a great heritage that we must always remember and
pass the stories on to the younger generation, so that what
happened to our ancestors during captivity and slavery will
never happen again. “Knowledge is Power.”