hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm • Without black African slave owners there would have been no slavery in America.
Henry Louis Gates of the White House ‘Beer Summit’ fame enraged his base in 2010 by strongly opposing reparations to blacks. According to Gates the slave trade was almost wholly the result of black slave owners selling their human wares to Europeans.
“While we are all familiar with the role played by the United States and the European colonial powers like Britain, France, Holland, Portugal and Spain, there is very little discussion of the role Africans themselves played. And that role, it turns out, was a considerable one, especially for the slave-trading kingdoms of western and central Africa. These included the Akan of the kingdom of Asante in what is now Ghana, the Fon of Dahomey (now Benin), the Mbundu of Ndongo in modern Angola and the Kongo of today’s Congo, among several others.”
“The historians John Thornton and Linda Heywood of Boston University estimate that 90 percent of those shipped to the New World were enslaved by Africans and then sold to European traders. The sad truth is that without complex business partnerships between African elites and European traders and commercial agents, the slave trade to the New World would have been impossible, at least on the scale it occurred.” [Emphasis added]
The notion of White European raiding parties descending on unsuspecting African villages is a gross distortion of reality. Not only does
In 1806 25-year-old Sherrod Bryant showed up in Tennessee. Bryant was a young man with entrepreneurial spirit and a drive for success. He was also black.
Bryant’s story is ignored by historians. The notion of a black man thriving during the height of slavery is, quite frankly, an embarrassment to revisionists and multiculturalists. They prefer a false narrative in which a culture of whip-snapping white plantation owners damned their hordes of slaves to long hours of picking cotton in the hot Dixie sun.
Were it not for a descendant’s research, Bryant’s life story would remain untold. All we found was a single page that reminded us that black business owners were an integral part of the antebellum South — and that they were also slave owners.
Bryant’s story can be found at the link below.
The writer apologetically notes that Bryant was one of a kind.
He was not.
There were many — thousands — of black slave owners in the South. Copy the text. It may forever disappear.
June 17, 2012 at 11:06am
yup but your racist boyz on msnbc like sharpton and the ben jealous and jesse tow the line jackson and eric “not my people ” holder and black panther shabazz and on and on and on…..that’s ok tho
June 17, 2012 at 11:03am
That’s the greatest joke ever DO NOT APOLOGIZE……what because it’s true……WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA too bad you don’t like it get out…..oh that’s right blacks can show racism against white all day long with their boy ERIC’not my people” HOLDER….AND NOBODY SAYS SQUAT fuuuuuuuuuuuuu…..
May 14, 2012 at 3:42pm
May 14, 2012 at 3:38pm
yes JZS and you are a ****** loser who need to GTFO of my country ok punk…..go hang with your homeboy thug loser welfare queen TRABOON…..george THE ZIMMMAN to the rescue…
May 11, 2012 at 10:12am
OH ok so when a woman is a pedophile it’s called “attachment parenting” LMFAO!!! yea OBOWMAO what a beutiful country you are creating…your the “messiah” right….lol
avenged LMFAO! GOOD ONE!….hey the avengers start friday,maybe that will be the day…..avenged,for what,getting what he deserved ,lmfao!
May 1, 2012 at 7:37pm
May 1, 2012 at 7:36pm
instead just call it the OBAMA 2…..for his 2nd term when all these traitourous libs vote for this clown and finish off this country….these 4 yrs were hitting the iceberg ,now we sink all the way to the bottom…weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
I could go on and on posting FACTS LALAland….BUT YOUR TOO STONED OR STUPID to comprehend ….maybe if I put it into EBONICS you will understand
April 25, 2012 at 8:25am
Africa Continues the Slave Trade
Some of the biggest opponents of Britain’s break with slavery were the African rulers themselves. Far from being relieved that no more of their countrymen would be taken by British slavers, they were deeply unhappy that they would no longer enjoy the wealth that they had earned from selling slaves and collecting taxes from slaves passing through their domains.
With the passing of the anti-slavery legislation, Britain had effectively ended their livelihood. There were even delegations sent to London by African chiefs to protest about the abolition of the slave trade. One African, outraged that slavery was on the verge of extinction, insisted that his “oracle and priests” had told him that their god totally agreed with slavery. According to his divine sources, so did the Christian and Muslims gods as well.
So the slave trade carried on in many parts of Africa long after the British abolished it. If there was demand for the slaves in the Americas, the supply from Africa would always be there. Although the Royal Navy’s blockade stopped some slave ships, many more slipped through the net and managed to transport their cargo to the Americas. In fact, Britain’s strenuous efforts to suppress the trade pushed up the price of slaves in America, making the trade more profitable than ever.