Tight packers and loose packers Aboard the slave ships the slaves were stowed below deck like pieces of goods. There were two different ways the captain aboard a slave ship could pack the slaves. The slave ships could either be “tight packers” or “loose packers”, depending upon how many slaves were crammed below deck. Whether […]
There were many African grown crops that traveled along the slave ship with slaves. Most often foods such as okra, rice and kidney and lima beans accompanied them. The food was to ensure that the slaves were able to eat while traveling to their new way of life. There were also many other crops that […]
Prisonz, slave shipz on dry dry land.
“If you can’t believe what they are doing to us today. You have no idea of what they did to us yesterday.” – Chairman Fred Hampton Jr. There is an old proverb that states: “If you don’t learn from the past, you’ll make the same mistakes in the future.” So, we shouldn’t be so surprised […]
The 18th-century thinkers behind laissez-faire economics saw slavery as a great example of global free trade by Blake Smith For nearly four centuries, the Atlantic slave trade brought millions of people into bondage. Scholars estimate that around 1.5 million people perished in the brutal middle passage across the Atlantic. The slave trade linked Africa, Europe and […]
NO JUSTICE – NO PROTECTIONS – NO FREEDOM African Americans did not “come to this country seeking a better life.” They were kidnapped from their homes in Africa, dragged in chains and loaded onto slave ships–treated not like human beings but like things, commodities to be traded and used to enrich others. Tens of millions […]
The Human Rights Coalition FedUp! hosted a prison abolition discussion night the first Wednesday of the month to talk about the history, context, and intersectionalities of working for prison abolition. “Intersectionality is a concept often used in critical theories to describe the ways in which oppressive institutions (racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, xenophobia, classism, etc.) are interconnected and […]
As a Pan-afrikanst living here in the amerikkka’s. I pledge to continue the fight that my ancestors fought and even gave their lives 4 so that i would have freedom to live as a proud Nu-Afrikan. That dream is still differed still some 450 yrs later,and i will not rest until freedom is a reality for all […]