Tags » Slavery

Trans-Saharan Slave Trade, 1850

From A Labyrinth of Kingdoms: 10,000 Miles through Islamic Africa, by Steve Kemper (W. W. Norton, 2012), Kindle pp. 22-24:

THE MEDITERRANEAN SPLASHES ONE SIDE OF TRIPOLI, THE SAHARA rubs the other.

599 more words
Religion

THROUGH FEAR OF DEATH MAN IS HELD IN A LIFE OF IMPRISONMENT [1216a]

Through FEAR. Fear has a lot to answer for, and although it can be a healthy thing in terms of preventing the body from dying through foolhardiness, and also it says that “The fear of God is the beginning of wisdom”; it is fear because of uncertainty about life and death, that holds us paralysed and in a vicelike grip. 47 more words

Religion

Glasgow university pledges millions for ‘reparative justice’ amid ties to slavery

LONDON — The landmark sandstone building of the University of Glasgow stands on land that once belonged to a family of West Indian tobacco merchants who used slave labor on their plantations. 393 more words

News

The Cathedral Bells Toll For A More Equitable World

During this very month of August, back in 1619, two slave ships transported more than 30 African women and men from the area now known as Angola. 311 more words

Life

creole- English

The sun beams brightly on our little boat.

The Mauritian sea water appears crystal clear, to our rear- the mighty Le Morne stands- magnificent! Its omnipresence, towering over the foliage, towering over Mauritian people, towering over exploited, indoctrinated beings, our lives and everything that drives- our motivations that keep us from ending it all. 234 more words

Literature

Clan Slavery: an Over-dramatized Image?

I noticed when we arrived at the longhouse kitchen that there were some men tarrying around, eyeing the women at work. I happened to glance and see Clare stirring a pot that hung over a rod in the nearest fireplace.

581 more words

Seen and Set Free

On August 20th, 1619, “twenty and odd” men and women of the kingdoms of Kongo and Ndongo, kidnapped by Portuguese traders in Angola, loaded onto a slave ship headed for New Spain and later stolen on the high seas by English Privateers, pirates operating by permission and under license of the British Monarchy, landed in Jamestown, Virginia aboard the ship the… 1,506 more words

Bible