The activity of legally owning other people who are forced to work for or obey you:

William Wilberforce campaigned for the abolition of slavery.
Those states still had slavery.

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African slaves

Engraving of native African slaves during the 19th century. Between the 15th and 19th centuries many Africans were shipped to the Americas, Arabia and India. The slaves were generally bought by European, American and Arabic traders from Africans along the African coast. These traders had in turn captured the slaves from the African interior. The first industrialised country to abolish the slave trade was Denmark in 1792. Other countries followed, although some just banned the import of slaves and did not free their current slaves until much later. Photographed from an 1880s book on the travels of Scottish explorer David Livingstone.

Modern Slavery

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Slavery refers to a system in which individuals are owned by other individuals or groups and are forced to work without pay, often against their will, and are deprived of their basic human rights. Here are some key points about slavery:

  1. Historical practice: Slavery has been practiced throughout history in various forms and in different societies, dating back to ancient civilizations such as Egypt, Greece, and Rome. It has also been prevalent in many parts of the world during the colonial era, including the African slave trade to the Americas and the transatlantic slave trade.

  2. Human rights violation: Slavery is widely recognized as a gross violation of human rights. It involves the denial of basic freedoms and rights, such as the right to life, liberty, and dignity. Slavery also often involves physical and psychological abuse, exploitation, and discrimination.

  3. Abolitionist movements: Over the years, there have been various movements and efforts aimed at abolishing slavery. Prominent abolitionist movements have occurred in different countries and regions, led by activists, social reformers, and human rights advocates who fought against the practice of slavery and advocated for its abolition.

  4. Impact on individuals and societies: Slavery has had profound and long-lasting impacts on the lives of enslaved individuals, their families, and societies as a whole. Enslaved individuals often suffer from physical and psychological trauma, loss of identity, and limited opportunities for education and economic advancement. Slavery has also had broader social, economic, and cultural impacts on societies, including perpetuating social inequality, creating intergenerational trauma, and shaping historical and cultural narratives.

  5. Legal abolition: Slavery has been legally abolished in most countries around the world. International human rights conventions and treaties, such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Labour Organization’s Forced Labour Convention, have explicitly condemned and called for the abolition of slavery. However, despite legal abolition, contemporary forms of slavery, such as forced labor, debt bondage, and human trafficking, still persist in various parts of the world, highlighting the ongoing challenges in eradicating slavery completely.

  6. Continued efforts to combat slavery: There are ongoing efforts by governments, organizations, and individuals to combat modern-day slavery and support victims of slavery. These efforts include legislative measures, awareness campaigns, advocacy, and support for survivors of slavery. International organizations, NGOs, and human rights groups continue to work towards the eradication of all forms of slavery and the protection of human rights for all individuals.

In summary, slavery is a historical and contemporary human rights violation that has had profound impacts on individuals and societies. While significant progress has been made towards its abolition, efforts to combat and eradicate all forms of slavery continue to be important in order to protect the fundamental rights and dignity of all individuals.

Untold Horrors of Brazil’s History With Slavery

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10 dec 2023 
Today we are taking a solemn dive at yet another grim event on one of the dark chapters of the slave era — the untold ‘horrors of Brazil’s history with slavery’. Here, we are going to explore the devastating harrowing experiences of enslaved Africans, in their overwhelmingly untellable mass! Sit tight as we unfold to your viewing discretion this dark chapter of our eye-opening black narrative. Don’t forget to support our efforts by liking the video and subscribing if you are yet to.

Is There Slavery Today?

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Slavs – Chattel Slavery – Forgotten History

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Chattel Slavery is defined as the enslaving and owning of human beings and their offspring as property, able to be bought, sold, and forced to work without wages, as distinguished from other systems of forced, unpaid, or low-wage labor also considered to be slavery. But was chattel slavery among the Africans by the Europeans unique? Find out here. Hosted by Colin Heaton. Forgotten History is a 10th Legion Pictures Production.

The Slaves that built the White House

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The History of Slavery and Its Lasting Impact on Society: A Powerful Journey

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In this thought-provoking video, we delve deep into the history of slavery and explore its profound and enduring impact on society. From the brutal transatlantic slave trade to the struggles for freedom and the ongoing fight against systemic racism, this video presents a comprehensive overview of this dark chapter in human history. Through meticulous research and compelling storytelling, we shed light on the untold stories, unsung heroes, and the resilience of those who endured unimaginable hardships. Join us on this powerful journey as we uncover the complexities and long-lasting consequences of slavery that continue to shape our world today.

Slavery in Colonial America Explained

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14 dec 2015

Here is the story of the institution of slavery in colonial America.
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Once upon a time, African nations fought each other, as nations tend to do throughout history. After a victory, an African nation would often enslave many of the enemies it had captured. Most of these enslaved Africans, from various nations, were then traded or sold to Europeans along the west coast. Next, the slaves were shipped like cargo across the Atlantic Ocean. This journey became known as The Middle Passage, and it became the largest movement of people in history. Conditions on the ships during the Middle Passage were so dreadful that up to 15 percent of the slaves didn’t even make it to the end of the journey. Packed like sardines in filthy conditions, most died from malnutrition and disease.

In 1619, a Dutch ship brought twenty Africans to the new British colony of Jamestown, Virginia. The slaves were needed to work in the quickly growing tobacco industry. From there, slavery spread throughout the American colonies. Over the next 200 hundred years, millions more would arrive to work large tobacco, indigo, and rice plantations in what would become the United States.

During the colonial era, you know, when states were just British colonies, most slaves worked on tobacco plantations.

Household slaves, those who acted as servants to colonists, were the next largest group.

Some of the earliest slaves were actually Native Americans, but they tended to die from European diseases or escape, so Africans became more preferable. During the first years of slavery in the 1600s, Africans experienced a relatively high level of racial tolerance and flexibility from their European owners. Several slaves could wander freely, get married, buy land and other property, or even buy their own freedom. You heard that right- that means they were actually paid some for their work, and several Africans in the colonies were not slaves. In some cases, slaves were freed if they were able to prove in court they were baptized as a Christian. In one Virginian county in 1668, 29 percent of all Africans were free. Some free Africans even owned slaves!

Because many Europeans were indentured servants, whites and black servants sometimes worked together, received the same punishments, and even plotted escapes together.

Beginning in the late 1660s, colonists in Maryland and Virginia passed new laws that further restricted the rights of all blacks, free and slaves.

Most slaves worked in the Chesapeake Bay region, working on huge tobacco plantations and large farms. The work was very hard, and slaves were busy most of the year, working sunrise to sunset. For those working on sugar plantations, which were larger than tobacco plantations, the work was even more difficult. While the most back breaking work fell to the strongest and healthiest, less physically demanding jobs were still handled by older or younger slaves- there was no minimum or maximum age for working. Slaves on plantations usually lived in complete family units, and they got Sundays off. Slave families became close, as did each slave community on every plantation.

This gave way to a new culture, in which customs came not just from their current ways of life, but from memories and traditions brought from Africa. Slaves told folktales and fables, which kept oral traditions strong. Slaves made drums, banjos, and rattles similar to those found in Africa. Enslaved women made baskets using an African coiling method and sewed quilts with African patterns. Many slaves became Christian, almost seamlessly merging their African religions and traditions with Christianity. Their version of Christianity gave way to slave preachers, who led congregations on plantations where they often expressed themselves through singing and dancing. It was a powerful, spiritual way for them to gain hope.

Tragically, plantation slaves were more likely to be sold or transferred than slaves working inside colonist houses. Tight-knit families were split apart, often with little notice. They were also more likely than household slaves to get brutally punished because they were seen as less valuable than household slaves.

Household slaves generally ate better, were dressed better, and had more freedom to move about. However, they usually worked seven days a week and worked even longer hours. Other slaves did things like working in ironworking, shipbuilding, and other early industries.


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One of America’s biggest disasters, slavery! resulted in tremendous misery and the death of many people. Here are some horrifying methods used to punish slaves in America.

The Disturbing Truth About Breeding Farms During Slavery

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The Disturbing Truth About Breeding Farms During Slavery
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The antebellum period of American history is characterized by disturbing slavery. Its entire economic output was dependent on slave labor and the reduction of persons into property. Yet at the turn of the 19th century, the transatlantic slave trade saw huge opposition, acquiring slaves was no longer an option for colonial powers, so there had to be other ways. Welcome to Bizarre History, today we examine the story of breeding farms in Antebellum America.

Laws and acts passed across the 18th century in America, steadily degraded and destroyed any personhood an enslaved individual had. This process most pointedly took the enslaved from ‘personhood’ to ‘thinghood’ – leaving all ‘rights’ belonging to the owner of the slave and not the person in slavery. As this ideology and culturizing took hold, the sale and purchasing of slaves became accepted with no objection from American society or its people.

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10 Facts About Slave Breeding That Schools Failed To Teach You (Black Culture)

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17 apr 2023

We all know the story of slavery – the transatlantic slave trade, forced labor, the inhumane treatment of men, women, and children, and the eventual abolition of the slave trade. But what many of us don’t know is that the abolition of the slave trade in the early 19th century led to the creation of a new and even more sinister aspect of slavery – see
*x farms and slave breeding farms.

The goal of these farms was simple – to produce more slaves. Slave owners realized that they could no longer import slaves from Africa, so they turned to breeding them like animals. They would carefully select which slaves would mate with each other based on their physical attributes, health, and even intelligence, in the hopes of producing the strongest and most profitable offspring.

Slave breeding farms were located throughout the southern United States, with some estimates suggesting that there were as many as 70 in operation at the height of their popularity. These farms were often run by wealthy plantation owners, who saw slave breeding as a lucrative business opportunity.

But the horrors of slave breeding farms did not stop there. In some cases, plantation owners would set up sex farms – where slaves, often young girls, were forced to engage in sexual activity with other slaves or with the plantation owners themselves. The offspring of these forced se*ual encounters were also seen as profitable commodities and were often sold off at auctions to the highest bidder.

The true extent of these practices is difficult to quantify, as records were often destroyed or deliberately hidden. But it is estimated that thousands of slaves were forced to participate in these breeding programs, resulting in countless atrocities and human rights violations.

In this video, we are going to reveal 10 of the most horrific facts of slave breeding and sex farms in the United States. These facts may be uncomfortable to hear, but it’s important to acknowledge the brutality and inhumanity of slavery in all its forms.
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The Most HORRIBLE Punishments Primarily Used On Slaves

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14 mei 2023

Slave Punishment, Slavery Punishment, Slave Punishments

The overseer’s menacing scowl watched over all of you: every movement, glance and breath you took. You could be robbed of your clothes and paraded round town if the overseer said so. You could be beaten raw with leather or metal, if the overseer demanded it. You could be branded with hot iron: a mark of shame, as much as pain… at the overseer’s bidding. The Antebellum Era of the United States saw a country built, divided, and even go to war over the issue of slavery. Through coercion, humiliation and racial supremacy, slavery would cost the first African Americans and their descendants today. Welcome to History on Fleek, today we examine punishments used on slaves of the antebellum.

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Slavery – Summary on a Map

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The history of slavery, from the Neolithic Revolution until today.
00:00 Origins
01:25 The slave trade
02:50 The Muslim conquests
04:17 The Abbasid Caliphate
05:53 The Arab slave trade
07:10 Portugal
09:06 The triangular trade
10:23 Consequences of the triangular trade
11:31 First abolitionist movements
13:00 Saint-Domingue
14:22 Abolitions
16:51 New forms of slavery
18:48 Modern slavery

A Short History of Slavery

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Slavery didn’t start in 1492 when Columbus came to the New World. And it didn’t start in 1619 when the first slaves landed in Jamestown. It’s not a white phenomenon. The real story of slavery is long and complex. Candace Owens explains.


And now for a brief history of slavery.

Here’s the first thing you need to know.

Slavery was not “invented” by white people.

It did not start in 1619 when the first slaves came to Jamestown.

It existed before then.

It did not start in 1492 when Columbus discovered the New World.

In fact, when the intrepid explorer landed in the Bahamas, the native Taino
tribe hoped he could help them defeat their aggressive neighbors, the Caribs. The Caribs enslaved the Taino and, on occasion, served them for dinner.

Slavery existed in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
The word “slave” actually comes from the Slavs of Eastern Europe. Millions of them — all white by the way — were captured and enslaved by Muslims in the ninth century and later by the Ottoman Turks.
Slavery existed when the Roman Empire controlled the Mediterranean and most of Europe from the 1st through the 5th centuries.

Slavery existed when Alexander the Great conquered Persia in the 4th century BC. It was so common that Aristotle simply considered it “natural.” The slave/master model was just how the world operated in the great philosopher’s day.

Slavery existed during the time of the ancient Egyptians five thousand years ago.

As far back we can go in human history, we find slavery.

As renowned historian John Steele Gordon notes, from time immemorial, “slaves were a major item of commerce…As much as a third of the population of the ancient world was enslaved.”

Here’s the second thing you need to know.

White people were the first to formally put an end to slavery.

In 1833, Britain was the first country in the history of the world to pass a Slavery Abolition Act. They were quickly followed by France, who in 1848 abolished slavery in her many colonies. Then, of course, came the
Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. After centuries of human slavery, white men led the world in putting an end to the abhorrent practice.

That includes the 300,000 Union soldiers, overwhelmingly white, who died during the Civil War.

Am I saying that this makes white people better than anyone else?

Of course not.

My purpose here is to simply tell the truth, and the truth is that human history is complicated; no one, regardless of skin color, stands guiltless.
Yet today we are never told to consider the murderous Persian Empire or the cannibalism of indigenous tribes of North and South America, or the heinous actions under the imperialistic Muslim, Chinese, Mongol, or Japanese Empires, to name just a few.

Instead, we’re told that slavery is a white phenomenon.
Like all persistent lies, this lie spawns a bunch of other lies.
On social media I come across extraordinary depictions about how Africans lived liked pharaohs before Europeans came and laid waste to their paradise.

I wish any of this were true. But it’s not. It’s a fantasy.

The truth is that Africans were sold into slavery by other black Africans.

And in many cases, sold for items as trivial as gin and mirrors.

Whites didn’t go into the interior and round up the natives. They waited on the coast for their black partners to bring them black bodies.

The stark reality is that our lives had very little value to our ancestors.

Here’s the third thing you need to know.

If you think slavery is a relic of the past, you’re wrong.

There are some 700,000 slaves in Africa today. Right now. That’s the lowest estimate I could find. Other sources say there are many more.

For context, that’s almost twice as many slaves as were ever brought to the United States. Child soldiers, human trafficking, forced labor—these are the conditions that currently exist within the same sub-Saharan region where the transatlantic slave trade originated.

African bodies are being sold today like they were sold then—and no, they are not being purchased by any country of white men. In fact, slavery, by any traditional definition, is exclusively practiced today within nonwhite countries…


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Thomas Sowell discusses the real history of slavery around the world. He went ahead to explain why the discussion about slavery in the west is so one-sided. This video unleashes the shocking facts about slavery no one talks about.

Black Slave Ends Up on a Horror Plantation Where People Are Used as Disposables

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The true story of a runaway black man that survived many days in the swamps to escape his owners and reach the armies sent by Lincoln to free the slaves.


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This video unleashes the raw facts about the enslavement of Africans by Africans even before the Europeans arrived and how slavery is still existing in some parts of African. This is an Excerpt from “Conquests and Culture” by Thomas Sowell.

Thomas Sowell – Facts About Slavery They Don’t Teach You At School – Part 2

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This video is from Thomas Sowell, and is titled “Facts About Slavery They Don’t Teach You At School – Part 2”. This video gives a good historical perspective of slavery throughout the world. This is also a good video to watch before you listen to Dr. Clay’s message “The Priority of Christ in Work Life, Parts 1 and 2.”


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This video unleashes the stupidity when politicians apologize for slavery.

Facts about slavery never mentioned in school | Thomas Sowell

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The Hidden Truth Behind The End Of Slavery – Thomas Sowell

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What Was Life Like for Most Slaves?

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Slavery and Salvation – History Of Africa with Zeinab Badawi [Episode 17]

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In this episode, Zeinab Badawi visits Ghana and sees how momentum in the trans Atlantic slave trade led to competition for enslaved Africans between European nations who built numerous slave forts along West Africa’s Atlantic coast. She hears about the inhumane conditions in which slaves awaiting shipment were kept and how women were selected and subjected to rape by their captors. Also what do African academics believe were the main reasons behind abolition and why did many Africans return to the continent such as to Liberia? And how were they received by local communities?

1 Obama Marks 150th Anniversary of End of Slavery- Full Speech

9 dec. 2015

President Obama Commemorates the 150th Anniversary of the 13th Amendment. He reflects on the fight for progress 150 years after the abolition of slavery.
Peter Huisman
Being white as snow I say Thank You Mr. Obama. Another great speech. With great bearing…sounds like an angel singing mr. Trump totally numb.
clinton oppong
Poignant and Thoughtful, history made this right, having a black president to give this speech on such a momentous occasion.
Laura Ly
Why was it so hard on the 150th anniversary of the 13th amendment to give a better than passing tribute to the anti-slavery movement which was generated, lead, activated and composed mostly by whites. White abolitionist activists like William Lloyd Garrison, founder of the American Anti-Slavery Society; writers such as John Greenleaf Whittier and Harriet Beecher Stowe are virtually all but forgotten and this would have been an opportune time to resurrect their memory. None of them even made it to Obama’s pantheon of “warriors of justice.” Only once he mentioned that there were whites preaching against slavery, yet it was none other than whites that led to the abolition of slavery throughout the world, including Africa. It almost seems as if Obama were disdainful of this group. He swiftly runs through in giving mention to the radical Republicans even though they were the main group that was behind the 13th, 14th and 15th amendments that aimed to assure full civil rights and equality for former slaves. Why is it so hard for this president to leave his ideological agenda aside to instead present to his countrymen a narrative that will unite the whole country behind the accomplishments attained by this nation in building a more free, just, and equitable society. Our ancestors brought us out, freed us from a world of tyranny, oppression, slavery in its various forms (inc. serfdom), institutionalized social inequality, and yet all Obama could press on with was his favorite “original sin” metaphor, forgetting or ignoring that slavery was the original sin of each and every society of the past, including all African societies where slavery has persisted to this very day.
The fact is the 13th Amendment never abolished slavery as it says “EXCEPT FOR PUNISHMENT FOR CRIME”. We know what followed, a resumption of slavery by another name. I can not get over the fact so-called educated Black people continue to help them promote the lie that slavery was abolished. Perhaps it is having to acknowledge that not much progress has been made for Black people in this country at all other than they now allow Black people to become part of the racist system based on the myth of white supremacy.
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Freedom and equality for all is NOT easy to achieve but these are ideals that we must keep working towards. Every generation has to struggle on this path, because there are still those around who do not want freedom or equality for all; they just want it for themselves or their religion or their community. Our Constitution, Declaration of Independence, and the Bill of Rights protect the right to free speech and religion for all. All means all. Our nation – America – is founded on these ideals. If anyone living in America has a problem with this, then they have not yet fully understood what America stands for. America is unlike any other country on earth. America stands against bigotry and discrimination. If anyone wants to practice bigotry or discrimination, then they are going against the founding principals of this great nation. There has been too much hate written and spoken online by too many people against one another that someone has to speak up to stop these kinds of behaviors; it’s like having a parent telling his kids to be polite, nice, and not get into fights. All humans are created equal and should be treated equally. No one is superior or inferior to another. That is the basis of equality. Who is better to speak up as a leader than our president? Leaders are supposed to speak up at times of conflict in order to keep peace and civility. Leaders are supposed to remind us what behaviors are wrong and what is right. An American President is supposed to remind its people of these basic American principals in order to keep all of its people on track. We all learnt in school that if we don’t study or remember history then we are doomed to repeat it. Thank you for the speech Mr. President!

2 Historic Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism

12 feb. 2015

EDWARD BAPTIST on his controversial new book, The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism-how slavery in the 100 years after American independence drove the rise of the United States to a world power.
Nite Tyme
This guys is telling the truth!! Nobody wants to discuss this and it needs too be. 
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One thing that isn’t being discussed is forced breeding and sexual violence. 
Warren Leming
“the softer interpretations of….slavery?”Thats a tough one, as the host points out….and what emerges is the concentration camp aspect of the romantic “old plantation” of the mystified Southern Past. The soft ball historians have been legion…and its good, citizens. to see that the truth…albeit slowly and painfully – is just beginning to emerge. The old South was a horror show built on rape and torture- not a Gone With the Wind fantasy. 
That this, the unspeakable brutality of slavery, surprises anyone is shocking. Americans are notoriously ignorant of their own history, but that educated people, a reviewer for “The Economist,” lack the education, experience and imagination to apprehend this debased state of humanity, is the most disturbing thing of all.


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3 Het slavernijverleden en het excuus-dilemma

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30 jun. 2021

1 juli viert Nederland de formele afschaffing van de slavernij in Suriname en de Caribische eilanden. Het stadsbestuur van Amsterdam zal waarschijnlijk excuses maken voor de rol in het slavernijverleden. We leggen je dat verleden en de discussie rondom het excuus uit. 
In deze video focussen we ons, vanwege Keti Koti, op het trans-Atlantische slavernijverleden. Maar ook in Nederlands-Indië handelde Nederland in mensen. Meer informatie daarover in deze video:…
Voor deze video spraken we met Alex van Stipriaan, hoogleraar Caribische geschiedenis, en met historicus Karwan Fatah-Black. Meer achtergrondinformatie over de afschaffing lees je in dit artikel:…
De NOS is de grootste nieuwsorganisatie van Nederland. Bij NOS op 3 vind je elke zaterdag nieuws dat je niet mag hebben gemist. Wij gaan voor jou op onderzoek uit naar nieuws uit jouw wereld. Ook vind je hier uitleg bij het nieuws.

4 Mother Africa – History Of Africa with Zeinab Badawi [Episode 1]

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10 apr. 2020

In this first episode, Zeinab Badawi travels across the continent examining the origins of humankind; how and why we evolved in Africa – Africa is the greatest exporter of all time: every human being originated in Africa. During her journey Zeinab is granted rare access to the actual bones of one of the most iconic discoveries in the field of palaeontology, ‘Lucy’ in Ethiopia, or as she is known in Amharic, ‘Dinkenesh’, which means ‘you are marvellous’. Zeinab also spends time in Tanzania with a tribe that is unique in the world because they live in the way our ancestors did, as hunters of big animals and gatherers. This community who have rarely been filmed provide a fascinating insight into how we have lived for most of our history.

5 Slavery and Salvation – History Of Africa with Zeinab Badawi Ep 17

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18 okt. 2020

In this episode, Zeinab Badawi visits Ghana and sees how momentum in the trans Atlantic slave trade led to competition for enslaved Africans between European nations who built numerous slave forts along West Africa’s Atlantic coast. She hears about the inhumane conditions in which slaves awaiting shipment were kept and how women were selected and subjected to rape by their captors. Also what do African academics believe were the main reasons behind abolition and why did many Africans return to the continent such as to Liberia? And how were they received by local communities?

6 Diamonds, Gold and Greed – History Of Africa with Zeinab Badawi [Episode 18]

18 okt. 2020

In this episode, Zeinab Badawi travels to South Africa and Zimbabwe and sees how southern Africans gradually came to grasp the destruction and suffering that would be inflicted upon them by white settlers. We find out how the original inhabitants of the Cape tried to resist white settlers and the cruel reprisals they endured. We hear about the story of Shaka, King of the Zulus from a descendant of his family and how he helped reshape the map of modern southern Africa as well as the heroic battles of Shaka’s successors against those intent on seizing their riches and land: the greed for diamonds, gold and other resources that impoverished Africans and enriched white settlers, likes Cecil Rhodes.

7 Kongo and the Scramble for Africa – History Of Africa with Zeinab Badawi [Episode 19]

18 okt. 2020

In this episode Zeinab Badawi travels to Angola, DRC and Congo in central Africa to bring the history of the great Kongo Empire. She hears about the critical role played by women in African history such as Queen Nzinga who battled the Portuguese for a quarter of a century in the 1600s and a few decades later Kimpa Vita who was burned alive after her failed resistance. Why were Africans unable to resist the tide of European control? One woman of nearly 100 relates her memory of Belgian rule in the Congo, during what became known as the ‘Scramble for Africa’.
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8 Resistance and Liberation – History Of Africa with Zeinab Badawi [Episode 20]

18 okt. 2020

In the 20th episode Zeinab Badawi makes a huge and broad sweep across Africa examining the struggle for freedom, even in the face of bloody crackdowns: a veteran Mau Mau fighter in Kenya, a member of the resistance in Algeria’s brutal war of independence, from one African president whose ancestor fought the French and from the grandson of the Mahdi who defeated Britain’s General Gordon. And she talks about that heady time of independence with the families of three of Africa’s best known independence leaders: Ghana’s Kwame Nkrumah, Congo’s Patrice Lumuba and Senegal’s Leopold Senghor as well as the son of the legendary Nigerian singer Fela Kuti.

9 Africa to America: The Odyssey of Slavery

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23 aug. 2019

On Aug. 22, the Voice of America and Norfolk State University hosted an international town hall to discuss the 400th anniversary of the first Africans’ landing in North America. Originally published at –…

10 Coolies: How British Reinvented Slavery

11 nov. 2012

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11 The Slavery Debate: Why C.L.R James & Eric Williams were righ

24 jun. 2015

In this engaging lecture with author James Heartfield filmed by WORLDbytes volunteers, we learn why Eric Williams & C.L.R. James critical understanding of the history of slavery’s abolition was right, and in its day considered shocking. British parliamentarians, anti-slavery campaigners and do-gooders from Buxton to Wilberforce were certainly not the key drivers of slavery’s demise. As Williams argued, abolition made economic sense. C.L.R James was no fan of reparations either, and we learn that three historic attempts at compensation were a complete disaster and they always will be Heartfield argues. Like ‘apologies’, reparations always maintain power relations, the authority and moral superiority of the giver over the recipient. The contemporary ‘feeling guilty about slavery’ fad Heartfield explains is degrading too and nothing more than self-indulgent narcissism, it doesn’t fix anything and fails to deal with the present entirely.

12 – 12 YEARS A SLAVE – Solomon’s Legacy


5 dec. 2013

Discover the real-life legacy of 12 YEARS A SLAVE protagonist and seminal author, Solomon Northup. 12 YEARS A SLAVE is now playing in theaters everywhere!

13 The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism

23 aug. 2016

On April 19, 2016, Dr. Edward Baptist, Associate Professor of History at Cornell University, offered reflections on his book, “The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism.” The event was part of the 2016 DC Emancipation Day Symposium hosted by the Georgetown University Working Group on Slavery, Memory, and Reconciliation.
Featuring Fr. Matthew Carnes, S.J., Dr. Ed Baptist (F’92), Dr. Maurice Jackson (G’95, G’01), and Connor Maytnier (C’17).

noun [ U ]

the activity of legally owning other people who are forced to work for or obey you:

William Wilberforce campaigned for the abolition of slavery.
Those states still had slavery.

the condition of being legally owned by someone else and forced to work for or obey them:

Millions of Africans were sold into slavery.
These kids are victims. This is no better than slavery.

See also
modern slavery

More examples

Beneath the surface of contemporary West Indian life lurk memories of slavery.
His African-American parents had fled from Kentucky to escape slavery.
St. Louis was one of the few Midwestern cities that had slavery.
Shackles are one of the most potent symbols of slavery.
The American Civil War was fought between the North and the South over the issue of slavery.
France abolished slavery on 27 April 1848.
Slavery still exists in many parts of the world.

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14 The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism

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Edward Baptist explores the expansion of slavery in the decades after American Independence. A Book signing follows the program.
On April 19, 2016, Dr. Edward Baptist, Associate Professor of History at Cornell University, offered reflections on his book, “The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism.” The event was part of the 2016 DC Emancipation Day Symposium hosted by the Georgetown University Working Group on Slavery, Memory, and Reconciliation. Featuring Fr. Matthew Carnes, S.J., Dr. Ed Baptist (F’92), Dr. Maurice Jackson (G’95, G’01), and Connor Maytnier (C’17).

5 mei 2016

Why is it so important to revisit the history of slavery in America, nearly 150 years after it ended?

In The Half Has Never Been Told (Basic Books, Sept., 2014), historian Edward Baptist argues that slavery was at the heart of the development of early 19th-century capitalism. By 1850, American slaves were worth $1.3 billion, one-fifth of the nation’s wealth. And slavery not only enriched the South but also drove the industrial boom in the North, eventually leading to the modernization of the United States.

His book includes intimate slave narratives, plantation records, newspapers, and the words of politicians, entrepreneurs, and escaped slaves, presenting a powerful new interpretation of American history. Baptist’s extensive research and insights recognize the full legacy of the millions who suffered in bondage. It forces us to remember the violence at the root of supremacy, but it also reveals a culture that sustains America’s dreams of freedom.

This event is hosted by Olin Library. For more information, visit….

15 Freedom and slavery: the birth of capitalism

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30 jan. 2019

In this talk from the 2018 Revolution Festival, Josh Holroyd discusses the origins of the capitalist system, the violent and contradictory revolution it carried out across the world, and the implications these hold for the fight against capitalism today.

As Josh explains, the society in which we live is often presented as something eternal; a natural expression of human nature and common sense. But the reality could not be further from the truth.

Capitalism – a system based on competition and production for profit – has in fact existed for only a few hundred years. It is only a brief and unique episode in the history of humanity.

And far from being the organic product of human nature, the birth of the “free” market required the violent overthrow of the entire existing economic, social and political order. It brought with it the greatest wave of dispossession and enslavement the world has ever seen.

True freedom, therefore, can only be brought about by breaking with the anarchy of the capitalist market and introducing a socialist plan of production based on needs, not profits.

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16 Slavery, Capitalism and the Making of the Modern World

14 jan. 2019

Guest speakers Jennifer Morgan, Seth Rockman, and Anthony Bogues will speak on slavery, capitalism, and the making of the modern world.

Jennifer Morgan is Chair and Professor of History in the department of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University

Seth Rockman is the Associate Professor of History at the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice (CSSJ).

Anthony Bogues is the Asa Messer Professor of Humanities and Critical Theory, Profesor of Africana Studies, and Director of the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice (CSSJ).

Sponsored by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Co-sponsored with the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice


25 jun. 2021

Britain was the most dominant between 1640 and 1807 when the British slave trade was abolished. It is estimated that Britain transported 3.1 million Africans (of whom 2.7 million arrived) to the British colonies in the Caribbean, North and South America and to other countries.

18 Life of a plantation slave

26 jul. 2014

19 Gold, Silver & Slaves (Britain’s Slave Trade Documentary) | Timeline

5 jun. 2017

Gold, Silver & Slaves looks at how the business of slavery was a case of slave-trading by complicit Africans, fuelled by the greed of African kings.
This is the untold story of the greatest slaving nation in history. Up till now, Britain’s place in the history of slavery has been as the country that abolished the international slave trade.
Britain’s Slave Trade reveals the shameful truth behind this liberal facade, showing how the economic, social and cultural life of Britain would have been unrecognisable without slavery. Britain’s Slave Trade explains how a middling European power transformed itself into the ruler of the waves, tracing the impact this had on the British way of life and taking in the Industrial Revolution, the beginnings of Empire and the birth of modern racism along the way. It also unearths startling evidence showing how many families that think of themselves as ‘pure’ English stock are in fact descended from slave ancestors.
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20 What Was Britain’s Role In The Slave Trade? (Slavery Documentary) | Timeline

28 mei 2019

This is the untold story of the greatest slaving nation in history. Up till now, Britain’s place in the history of slavery has been as the country that abolished the international slave trade.
Britain’s Slave Trade reveals the shameful truth behind this liberal facade, showing how the economic, social and cultural life of Britain would have been unrecognisable without slavery. Britain’s Slave Trade explains how a middling European power transformed itself into the ruler of the waves, tracing the impact this had on the British way of life and taking in the Industrial Revolution, the beginnings of Empire and the birth of modern racism along the way. It also unearths startling evidence showing how many families that think of themselves as ‘pure’ English stock are in fact descended from slave ancestors.
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21 The Old Corruption (Britain’s Slave Trade Documentary) | Timeline

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22 Race, Finance, and the Afterlife of Slavery | Live from the Whitney

1 mei 2017

Justin Leroy presents on the overlapping histories of race and financial innovation, from slave insurance to social entrepreneurship, in conjunction with Cameron Rowland’s project for the 2017 Whitney Biennial. Leroy teaches nineteenth-century U.S. history at the University of California, Davis; his book Freedom’s Limit: Racial Capitalism and the Afterlives of Slavery, is forthcoming from Columbia University Press.
Katie Katsaropoulos
After hearing him speak about the potential for financial markets to become “tools for making the behavior and lifestyle of targeted populations accountable to investor expectations” I was surprised to hear his unquestioning support for UBI as I could also see that becoming bridled with many strings attached through behavioral economics and nudge theory.
Shani OM
Dr. Leroy’s thesis expands the scope of truly commensurate reparations. Thank you for providing him the platform to share his research.
Melle Jobs
It’s so nice when someone can patiently answer questions like this. A great teacher.
Curtis Loftis
Mr. Leroy’s presentation was very interesting and informative. Thanks for posting.
Katie Katsaropoulos
19:45 : “Finance has historically developed new innovations by experimenting upon racialized bodies and making these populations investible. Making life itself more productive and profitable bestows a kind of moral power to financiers, legitimizing both their social vision and their methods of capital accumulation.”
Albert Abdul-Barr Wang
Mr. Rowland is one of the finest conceptual artists working today.
Bedford Box Office
Katie Katsaropoulos
34:53 : “Finance no longer presides over racialized death as in slavery – but rather it administers racial life, reconfiguring the most vulnerable populations as potential profit… supposedly for social good. The Ventura SIB shows the metrics of success for social finance instruments have the potential to become tools for making the behavior and lifestyle of targeted populations accountable to investor expectations. The innovations of social finance make inequality profitable and obscure its root causes.”
Katie Katsaropoulos
44:56 : “Instead of thinking about emancipation as bringing slaves up to the level of freedom that white people enjoyed, maybe we can think about emancipation as bringing all people, including white people, down to somewhere closer to slavery if it’s not about the expansion of more robust forms of freedom.”
I would really enjoy a conversation with Justin Leroy, Nathan D.B. Connolly, Mehrsa Baradaran and Jared Ball!!!
but UBI would play into social impact bonds. these Wall Street types are not going to give you something for nothing.
kocotube01 začasni
What if ?… story…or Archy of All (not just Family-Banking-Intelligence LLC) and Anarchy for Everyone… For a while now I am toying with an idea that ties to the fact that current economic model is like a Monopoly game. Few (or only one) win the game and all others loose. Since I’ve only recognized this fact – not trying to correct it, as if it is a product of societal development – I will now try to develop a simple adaptation idea for the future of world economics. World of free market that would be as fruitful for the people as could be. And would recognize all the effort and sacrifice of previous generations. Lets reset the “game” then. Lets evaluate all that mankind (infrastructure, hardware and knowledge) has accumulated so far. How much is its global worth? Could everyone who is alive right now be a millionaire (in whichever currency)? Lets say we live 100 years and a year has 10 months. That is 1000 months in one’s life. If every person at birth is to be given a million (a new million is created by birth of a new child), he/she would have 1000 units of that currency per month to spend until death. At death that million would be taken out from circulation (individualized money that has your number on it). Question arises: Is this reset good for individual? Those without land would have to buy food. But now farmers could be in position of independent price forming (getting paid properly for their labor). And with extra money they could directly finance robotics developers that would crate robots that benefit farmers directly (not BostonDynamics “hyenas”). And so would those robot developers earn extra money for food and leisure … and … the cycle begins. … Those who work manually and/or with their brains would accumulate money that could then be invested into new projects of their choosing or leisure. And those who don’t work and have no innovative ideas would loose money. If you invest wisely, disperse in many benefiting inventions (and not spend all on food, housing and clothes) you get rewarded with influx from products that were developed and sold as result of your investments. But remember: whatever you do with your money, wherever that million ends in those 100 years, all your money will be erased after you die. So there is no danger of inflation, there are no central banks needed, there are no banks at all, since there is no interests possible, there are no money lenders, there is no ministry of finances, that regulates currency flows and no taxation from the state, since there is no money related bureaucracy. People invest in what they consider worth or necessary investing, in amounts they judge appropriate individually. And this “monopoly game” has its objective that is different from to-days economic farce: Aim is not to win by grabbing all the money (few or only one winner) and thus ending the game , but to play the game as long as you can (game never ends) while intellectually and emotionally enjoying it. Of course this idea is “just plainly ridiculous” at first glance. And at second. But what if…? There couldn’t be more and more currency in circulation. And no arbitrary printing of money by/for most powerful actors. There would be as many millions as there are living people. Once I’ve died, all the currency with “my name on it” (my serial number) becomes worthless and is taken out of circulation. Essentially one would start with a million, gradually releasing it into circulation and died taking one’s million out completely. And since, during individual’s life time, his/hers money has been dispersed, those holding small amounts of that money at the time of death wouldn’t “suffer” much of a loss. Individual would be encouraged, from the start, not to overindulge (1000 point per month doesn’t make you infinitely rich) and to live by the motto of creating new quality that benefits all (action that attracts outside investment). Also there would be no need for the State to exist in such a megalomaniac form of bureaucratic regulatory capacity (with standing armies and Intelligence apparatus) that few individuals would be willing to support. And problem with intellectual property would fall away also, if there would be none. All access to knowledge would be open. When you create new code for worker robots to operate better, you get paid by investors/investments and later by sales. One time operation, without any long turn royalties. If someone is prepared to use your realized idea and works on its further development, that someone gets financially rewarded (new investment) for that particular improvement or work on replicating a product (sales) and has no extra protection. Development would be driven by real needs of people (investors and/or buyers) and all needles product would be financially discouraged (no consumerism mentality). People would be initially forced to invest into sectors that satisfy their basic needs and make them more price efficient (food, housing, clothes…) and only then would invest in the indulging lifestyles. By giving everyone a million at the start of their life would ensure fair play starting position for everyone and destroy any need for vertical social mobility and horizontal exclusivity cartel associations. Maybe one additional feature of such individualized currency (“million with your number on it”) would be possibility of tracking the future use and movement of money you’ve spent. To see what your money is doing out in the real world is very “regulatory” on its own. As I’ve said, a very bizarre idea on the first glance and second, ….but what if…? If there are to be 10 billion people on the Earth by 2050`s (watch any of Hans Rosling`s presentation of world statistic), then all the currency in circulation would amount to 10 quadrillion. That amount would be more or less constant, since the global population’s exponential growth of 18th-20th centuries has already essentially leveled at future constant number of 10 billion people living on the planet. A million more ore less wouldn’t change anything. What really creates inflation are the Central banks creating new money by new loans (private and to governments) in amounts of new trillions. And interests on that money lent. And all the financial derivatives and future gambling financial investments. That all would be gone. Together with stocks. Money/currency would be the only “stock”. John Doe’s million would be created only by his birth, no other reason for creating money would be allowed. So, if the population will have leveled at 10 billion people around 2050, then amount of money in circulation should be relatively constant. And then … the question for every individual to answer awaits: What kind of a world do you want to live in? What will you do to realize that future? After asking those questions, it is your individual “free choice to develop” that future with your money’s influence. Money as a future creating tool, a tool that is today reserved only for the “chosen” ones (rich monopolists), who regularly reset the (Monopoly game) system by creating financial crises and property/resources acquisition. Oh, if you are wondering what would become of today’s billionaires and trillionaires, Earl John Doe the III`s? …Well…they would still have a million of their own after the reset, just like all the others. This is my what if…EVERY MILLIONAIRE? story. If it doesn’t resonate with you, please, move on to others. Or add to it. ………………………………………………………………………………………. P.S .: People who cherish freedom should run away from UBI – universal basic income – that is tied to your social credit score (“value”) and is meant to enslave you permanently and fully. If money is to be given (must be printed) for free to everyone, than it should come in one big chunk and not as monthly allowances.
Todd Maek
CAPLs sounds like SPACS a lil bit. Or kind of like a Slavery REIT Am I off?!
Anya A
Guy at the start looks like drake

23 Human Zoos: America’s Forgotten History of Scientific Racism

17 feb. 2019
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24 Slave Catchers, Slave Resisters

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16 jul. 2014

25 Slavery – 2 – Liberty in the Air

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26 The Heritage of Slavery (1968) w/ Fannie Lou Hamer & Lerone Bennett, Jr.

12 dec. 2016

News documentary from 1968 hosted by George Foster, exploring the legacy of oppression that remains over 100 years after the abolition of that peculiar intitution. In Part 1, Foster visits Charleston, SC and speaks with both descendents of slaves and slave owners. The cameras capture a sermon by Rev. Henry Butler of the Mother Emmanuel AME Church (where Denmark Vesey planned an unsuccessful slave revolt in 1822 and Dylan Roof would later kill 9 church members in 2015). In Part 2, the cameras go to Mississippi to speak with former sharecroppers and political activist FANNIE LOU HAMER. In the final segment, we travel to Chicago, where Prof. JAMES TURNER and activist CALVIN LOCKRIDGE educate young people about revolution. Ebony Magazine editor and historian LERONE BENNETT offers a poignant analogy to describe the times we are in today. From Assumed to be in the Public Domain.

27 Booker T. Washington – Up From Slavery | Read by Ossie Davis (1976)


26 nov. 2018

Up from Slavery is the 1901 autobiography of American educator Booker T. Washington (1856-1915). The book describes his personal experience of having to work to rise up from the position of a slave child during the Civil War, to the difficulties and obstacles he overcame to get an education at the new Hampton Institute, to his work establishing vocational schools—most notably the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama—to help black people and other disadvantaged minorities learn useful, marketable skills and work to pull themselves, as a race, up by the bootstraps. He reflects on the generosity of both teachers and philanthropists who helped in educating blacks and Native Americans. He describes his efforts to instill manners, breeding, health and a feeling of dignity to students. His educational philosophy stresses combining academic subjects with learning a trade (something which is reminiscent of the educational theories of John Ruskin). Washington explained that the integration of practical subjects is partly designed to reassure the white community as to the usefulness of educating black people. – wikipedia
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THE SECRET OF SELLING THE NEGRO (1954, sound, 20 min, color, 16mm)
as featured in the documentary, I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO.

Johnson Publishing Co.
Sarra Inc.
Wayne A. Langston.
Joseph G. Betzer, Harry W. Lange.
Helen A. Krupka.
George DeDecker.
Robert Trout.
Copyright not registered; “Keys to a 15 Billion Dollar Market,”
Bus Scrn
15, no. 4
(1954): 34; advertisement,
Bus Scrn
15, no. 5 (1954): 31.
Not reported.
Film commissioned by the Chicago-based publisher of
Negro Digest
, and
to encour-
age advertisers to reach out to African American consumers.
The Secret of Selling the Negro
depicts the lives, activities, and consumer behavior of African American professionals, students,
and housewives. A
Business Screen
reviewer noted that the film focused on the “bright positive”
aspects of the “new Negro family.”
: The sponsor issued a companion booklet offering
the “do’s and don’ts of selling to the Negro.”

29 – 25 SHOCKING Facts About Slave Trade

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20 okt. 2017

Today, you are going to learn some shocking facts about slave trade. A little bit of a warning, these facts might be hard to deal with. Especially as you reach the end of the list. Check out these incredible 25 shocking facts about slave trade.
We all know that our world’s history involves slavery. Whether it’s ancient civilizations or modern civilization, they are all guilty of forcing other human beings into doing something that richer, more affluent, or overall more well to-do human beings didn’t want to do. This is a tough subject, but we hope that we can share some educational facts concerning slave trade with you today. Check out these slave trade facts (and our photo credits and sources) and let us know in the comments below your thoughts about slavery:
Must be seen

30 – 1960: “Harvest of Shame”

25 nov. 2010

Watch the entire original broadcast of one of the most celebrated documentaries of all time, 1960’s “Harvest of Shame,” in which Edward R. Murrow exposed the plight of America’s farm workers.

31 Enslavement to Emancipation

14 mrt. 2012

A TV-16 special presentation. Tune in for this unprecedented television event tracing freedom’s first steps in the Nation’s Capital. “Enslavement to Emancipation” is an informative and compelling television documentary chronicling the history of the Compensated Emancipation Act of April 16, 1862, freeing the enslaved people of Washington, DC. Featured historians and experts describe the creation and history of the city’s annual Emancipation Day celebration and our continuing struggle for full democracy in DC. The documentary also highlights the single largest attempted slave escape in U.S. history — the daring and dramatic bid for freedom aboard a schooner called the Pearl. “Enslavement to Emancipation” recounts the heroic war-time contributions of what was then called the U.S. First Colored Troops, African American slaves-turned-soldiers fighting for the Union during the Civil War. These are just a few of the historic events detailed in this special television production presented only on TV-16.

32 The Largest Slave Rebellion Was Hidden From U.S. History | AJ+

26 nov. 2019

33 Slavery, Race and the Origins of American Freedom

8 nov. 2013

Slavery was central to the making of the early modern Atlantic world, particularly in European colonization efforts across the Americas. In English North America, as elsewhere, racial thought emerged to codify slavery in the thirteen colonies. But how could race and slavery exist and persist in the revoluntionary world of the late 18th century? Haiti and the United States provide instructive and contrasting examples: a democratic movement that abolished slavery and an independent republic that staked its new found freedom on slavery. Lecturer Stephanie Smallwood is the Dio Richardson Endowed Professor in History at the University of Washington and the author of the prize-winning book, Saltwater Slavery: A Middle Passage from Africa to American Diaspora in the Americas.

34 How Did George Washington Treat His Slaves?

21 sep. 2018

Associate curator Jessie MacLeod talks in depth about how George Washington treated his enslaved workers at Mount Vernon. She explains how Washington followed the Virginia slave codes, which dictated how slave owners treated their slaves, and how slaves could live their lives.
Learn more at

35 George Washington’s Escaped Slave: Ona Judge

27 feb. 2019

Ona “Oney” Judge Staines served as personal servant to Martha Washington until she escaped from the President’s Mansion in Philadelphia and relocated to Portsmouth, New Hampshire in 1796. Much is known of Judge’s life in comparison to Washington’s other slaves, as a result of newspaper interviews she gave in 1845 and 1847, as well as George Washington’s frustrated attempts to recover her after she ran away.
In this video, character interpreter Brenda Parker, shares the story of Ona Judge, and how she ran away from George Washington to attain her freedom.
Learn more about slavery at Mount Vernon:

36 Stranded From the Ottoman Slave Trade

5 sep. 2018

What happened to all those countless men and women who were stranded from the Ottoman and Arab slave trades? Today we will be discussing one of the world’s most discrete slave trades, which saw the transportation of tens of millions of European Christians and African polytheists transplanted from their homeland into the Middle East, and the consequences on the genetics, culture and politics of the region. Be sure to let me know your thoughts on the modern communities that formed through the descendants of these former slaves. Thanks for watching!

37 History of Arab Slave Trade

27 okt. 2019

In 1842CE, the British Consul General in Morocco wrote a letter to the Sultan to ask him if he had taken any measures to stop slavery or at least, slave trade. The sultan replied that he will not do anything about it because it has been the norm since the time of the sons of Adam and no sects of Islam are against it. Hence, he will not permit anything the Qur’an forbids and will not make unlawful anything that the Qur’an has allowed. In the Sultan’s reply, we see the simplest justification or at least, excuse, for almost 1300 years of slavery in the Islamic world.

This video is part of a bigger collaboration between various YouTube History channels on the topic of Africa. Don’t forget to watch the video before this one by Stefan Milo on the Swahili Culture.

Sources: The Legacy of Arab-Islam In Africa by Azumah John Alembillah & Race and Slavery in the Middle East by Bernard Lewis

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38 Why Did Europeans Enslave Africans?

10 jul. 2018

39 Islam’s Dark History of Slavery (Whitewashed and Forgotten)

5 sep. 2018

We always talk about how Europeans enslaved immense numbers of Africans. We usually don’t talk about the parties actually involved or not involved in that slave trade. What we also don’t talk about are other slave trades that were even bigger and lasted longer, like the Eastern (Islamic) Slave Trade.
Western media choose selective moral outrage, and while Western schools teach their youth about their own faults, the Islamic World is far from being honest. Therefore I choose to talk about this dark history, and I hope to spread more awareness so that more and more people can know and talk about the cruelties of the Islamic world.

40 Les esclaves oubliés de l’île Tromelin

41 Routes de l’Esclave: Une Vision Globale

9 mei 2011

Ce film présente la diversité des histoires et des patrimoines issus de la traite négrière et de l’esclavage. Grâce à la compilation d’images, aux narrations historiques et aux entrevues avec des experts de tous les continents, le documentaire montre comment les esclaves africains et leurs descendants ont contribué à façonner le monde moderne en remettant ainsi en question les théories erronées sur les «races». Son principal objectif est de donner une vision globale des différentes dimensions de la traite négrière et de l’esclavage et de poser des questions importantes sur leurs conséquences dans les sociétés modernes et sur la façon de gérer cette mémoire collective.

42 What It Was Like to Be a Roman Slave


1 sep. 2019

Slave labor was a huge aspect of Roman life and the Republic depended heavily on free work from human beings who had no rights, no possessions, and were left at the whims of their masters to be worked to death, starved, tortured, and sometimes even killed for the sake of enjoyment.
Sure, you may have seen Russell Crowe play one in a movie, but chances are you have no idea just how brutal it really was.
Today we’re exploring what it was really like to be a Roman slave.

43 Kenya’s colonial inequalities continue, decades after independence – BBC News

24 jul. 2020

The Black Lives Matter protests in the UK and the debate over public statues have shone a light on the nation’s imperial past and its continuing reverberations.
Kenya was at the heart of the British Empire in Africa, with the country’s best and most fertile land owned by a small elite.
The country gained independence in 1963 but land ownership and distribution remains a divisive issue.
In the latest of a series of reports looking at Britain’s colonial legacies, Clive Myrie presents BBC News at Ten reporting from Anne Soy in Kenya.

44 Slavery and Suffering – History Of Africa with Zeinab Badawi [Episode 16]

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18 okt. 2020

Much is known about enslaved Africans once they arrived in the Americas and Europe, but in this episode Zeinab Badawi looks at the impact on Africa itself of one of the most evil chapters in human history: the trans Atlantic slave trade. She travels to several countries to see how, where and why this trade began in Cabo Verde in 1510. She meets a man on the Senegalese island of Goree who for 35 years has been relating the story of slavery to thousands of visitors. And leading academics tackle the controversial subject of why some Africans helped sell their fellow Africans into slavery.

45 Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl – Part 1


11 mrt. 2012

This is my own reading, not a copied audiobook, so I appreciate you listening here on my own channel. Part One of the full book by Harriet Ann Jacobs writing as Linda Brent, minus the editor’s addendum.

46 Life at Plantations

8 dec. 2009


47 A Day in the Life of a Slave

23 apr. 2016

This is a video version of our lesson “The Peculiar Institution: A Day in the Life of a Slave”. How many Southerners owned slaves? How were the slaves treated? What types of punishments were common? How did Southerners justify the institution of slavery?

48 Ex Slaves talk about Slavery in the USA

12 okt. 2016

A story done by ABC News in 1999 about slavery as told by people who were slaves. Recorded in the 1940’s.

49 Five (5) Things You Didn’t Know About Black Children During Slavery

1 mrt. 2017

Walter B. Hoye II

Video: Atlanta Black Star
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Voice: Walter B. Hoye II


Just when you think you have grasped the depth of the legacy of slavery that lingers in our nation’s DNA, a fresh reminder renews the grief. As we learned more about the lives of Black American children during their enslavement in the United States of America our hearts brake again and again and again. The Atlanta Black Star group is the premier source for Black News, Politics and Culture.

50 The Little-Known History of Slavery in California: Lynette Mullen at TEDxEureka

1 jan. 2013

Lynette Mullen is a local freelance writer and project manager. A chance discovery of court records from 1862 ignited her passion for history; learning about the indenture of Native Americans in California during the gold rush further fueled this interest. She is honored to be able to share this imformation with the TedX audience.
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5 aug. 2016


4 Up From Slavery; A 7 part documentary

31 mrt. 2019

In 1860, as the American Experiment threatened to explode into a bloody civil war, there were as many as four hundred thousand slave-owners in the United States, and almost four million slaves. The nation was founded upon the idea that all men are created equal and endowed by their creator with the inalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The nation would pay a bloody cost for denying that right to more than twelve percent of its population.
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52 Urban Slavery at the Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters

9 dec. 2018

Cosmos Mariner Productions produced this new short video for Telfair Museums’ Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters in Savannah highlighting the groundbreaking things the museum is doing to tell the little-known stories of the enslaved people who toiled behind the scenes in this sumptuous Southern mansion. 
Our crew cataloged the meticulous preservation work carried out by experts inside the Owens-Thomas House’s slave workspaces, interviewed scholars who have conducted original research into the identities of the enslaved individuals, and even painstakingly re-enacted the hours-long culinary tasks and backbreaking laundry work they performed here more than a century and a half ago. 
We are very proud of our film, and we hope that, after you’ve enjoyed it online, you’ll visit the museum yourself to see the wonderful new exhibit in person!

53 Unfinished Business (Britain’s Slave Trade Documentary) | Timeline

12 jun. 2017

Unfinished Business looks at how Liverpool became the greatest slaving port in human history. 
This is the untold story of the greatest slaving nation in history. Up till now, Britain’s place in the history of slavery has been as the country that abolished the international slave trade. 
Britain’s Slave Trade reveals the shameful truth behind this liberal facade, showing how the economic, social and cultural life of Britain would have been unrecognisable without slavery. Britain’s Slave Trade explains how a middling European power transformed itself into the ruler of the waves, tracing the impact this had on the British way of life and taking in the Industrial Revolution, the beginnings of Empire and the birth of modern racism along the way. It also unearths startling evidence showing how many families that think of themselves as ‘pure’ English stock are in fact descended from slave ancestors.

54 Black Slaves, Red Masters Part 1

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9 mei 2011

Look a little known part of American history in a story that aired on WJLA-TV Washington in February 1990
Frankie Gray
wow..I never knew any of this….just goes to show their is a hidden history of the US that very few know about.
Audrey Lane
Civilized! It’s interesting how so called civilized peoples own slaves which is not a civil practice.
Tanakia Garcia
What I believe to be true is this that slavery for anyone is cruel and unjust.
I’m Creek Native. I’ve know this all my life.
miss b
they definately never taught this in school..A  suprising history lesson for some
A very minute part of history. So much the HISstory books never taught.
Kim Price
So slavery was a big mess and big business for everyone.
Casondra Renaye
Awesome stuff.  Can’t believe this is the 1st time that I have seen it; I love  research
Allen Kubiske
Great documentary, and an important piece of history. Thanks very much for the well presented and well documented post!

55 Black Slaves, Red Masters Part 2

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9 mei 2011

Look a little known part of American history in a story that aired on WJLA-TV Washington in February 1990
Gershom Gordon
im just fascinated that in the grand scheme of things, this is still a relatively RECENT time in American History.
How lucky that this guy has such records on his history. Lucky, lucky man.
Bless Tone
Knowledge is power!
Mary Cahill
Fascinating history, but very sad.
Jeff Aholics
This is a really well made piece. Sad, yet captivating and educational.
Courtney Rowe
thank you SAM FORD, for these wonderful videos
Lorraine Lavender-Sams
It’s true we reap what we sow.
I agree That this is a priceless piece of history, very thorough in its accuracy!

56 New York’s History of Slavery

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13 sep. 2015

New York has been for the most of in its history the largest, most diverse and economically ambitious city in America.
Anchored by Wall Street, New York City has been called both the most economically powerful city and the hub of the global financial center. The city is home to the world’s two largest stock exchanges by total market capitalization, the New York Stock Exchange andNASDAQ.
But for more than 2 centuries New York was also a hub for America’s slave trade. Enslaved and free Africans were largely responsible for the construction of the early city, first by clearing land, then by building a fort, mills, bridges, houses, and even the first city hall.
The very name Wall Street is born of slavery, as they built a wall in 1653 to protect Dutch settlers from Indian raids.

Join us on this edition of Inside Out for a tour of Lower Manhattan to explore the often overlooked history of enslaved and free Africans in early New York. We’ll make stops at historic sites most tour guides and buses will never show you.
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16 jun. 2015

New York City has a Black history. One that is rarely told but which dates back to the earliest times of the metropolis.
Join historian Kevin Harris and film maker Simon J. Heath as they tour the real historical locations of New York’s slave past.

7 mei 2018

New York has been for the most of in its history the largest, most diverse and economically ambitious city in America. 
Anchored by Wall Street, New York City has been called both the most economically powerful city and the hub of the global financial center. But for more than 2 centuries New York was also a hub for America’s slave trade. Enslaved and free Africans were largely responsible for the construction of the early city, first by clearing land, then by building a fort, mills, bridges, houses, and even the first city hall. 
The very name Wall Street is born of slavery, as they built a wall in 1653 to protect Dutch settlers from Indian raids.

58 Digging Detroit: Episode16 – Slavery in Detroit

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16 feb. 2016

418 abonneesDetroit has historically been seen as the last station on the Underground Railroad yet many of its residents including merchants, priests and illustrious citizens such as Brush and Macomb were slaveowners.

Digging Detroit meets Prof. Tiya Miles of the University of Michigan whose team of graduate and undergraduate students uncovered a history of the colonial city that few remember or care to admit.

But with the past comes inspiration from Elizabeth Dennison Forth, a former slave who became a wealthy businesswoman and landowner–whose homestead is now a parking lot. Prof. Miles takes her students on a tour of the former frontier town.

Topics also include:

– Assembling a team at U of M
– Painstaking research, translation and transcription
– Primary roles of slaves including concubines
– Loaning slaves
– Importance in addressing Detroit’s past as a slave-city.

59 Was the Civil War About Slavery?

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What caused the Civil War? Did the North care about abolishing slavery? Did the South secede because of slavery? Or was it about something else entirely…perhaps states’ rights? Colonel Ty Seidule, Professor of History at the United States Military Academy at West Point, settles the debate.

60 he True History Of Britain’s Horrifying Role In Slavery | Britain’s Slave Trade | Timeline

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19 jun 2017

The Old Corruption challenges the accepted version of the history of abolition, that the passive, suffering slaves were freed by benevolent white crusaders, revealing the corruption of the plantations owners, and how the inhuman treatment of African people was finally acknowledged.

This is the untold story of the greatest slaving nation in history. Up till now, Britain’s place in the history of slavery has been as the country that abolished the international slave trade.

Britain’s Slave Trade reveals the shameful truth behind this liberal facade, showing how the economic, social and cultural life of Britain would have been unrecognisable without slavery. Britain’s Slave Trade explains how a middling European power transformed itself into the ruler of the waves, tracing the impact this had on the British way of life and taking in the Industrial Revolution, the beginnings of Empire and the birth of modern racism along the way. It also unearths startling evidence showing how many families that think of themselves as ‘pure’ English stock are in fact descended from slave ancestors.

61 How Britain Used India To Replace Slave Labor

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After abolishing slavery, Britain looked to India to replace the labor on its plantations. The British Empire has since gone to great lengths for history to forget how it created the world’s largest diaspora.

62 Why the Dutch support colonialism

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50% of the Dutch support colonialism. They are also the first big western slave trading country to apologise for it. Why?

The paper I wrote in universityIt (was written in 2015, so it is a bit dated):……

Barkan, Elazar, The Guilt of Nations. Restitution and Negotiating Historical Injustices (Londen 2000).

Gert J. Oostindie – Squaring the circle: Commemorating the VOC after 400 years. Bijdragen tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde, Vol. 159, No. 1 (2003), pp. 135-161 Published by: KITLV, Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies

Rose Mary Allen, Esther Captain, Matthias van Rossum, Urwin Vyent (eds.) Staat & Slavernij – Het Nederlandse koloniale slavernij­ verleden en zijn doorwerkingen. (2023)

Thompson, Janna, Taking Responsibility for the Past: Reparations and Historical Injustice (Cambridge 2002).

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63 How did the Dutch create a colonial empire?

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64 Talking Parrot Flies Into Ceiling Fan!

10 jul. 2012

Talking Einstein parrot escapes the his cage and flies right into the ceiling fan… at least that’s what the victims think just happened! Fortunately, it was an actor parrot pranking them.
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