Africa’s largest ancestry DNA reveal takes place in Ghana as 250 Americans retrace a 400-year slave route

As dozens of African Americans gather at the Chesapeake Bay in Hampton, Virginia, to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first ship of enslaved Africans to English North America in 1619, some 250 African Americans also gathered across the Atlantic Ocean in Ghana where the first ship left Africa. At an emotionalContinue reading “Africa’s largest ancestry DNA reveal takes place in Ghana as 250 Americans retrace a 400-year slave route”

America was truly founded in 1619 when African slaves first landed in Virginia – NYT

In commemorating 400 years since over 20 enslaved Africans first landed near Point Comfort in the British Colony of Virginia in August 1619, the New York Times has launched The 1619 Project to highlight slavery and the contributions of black people in America’s founding. “It aims to reframe the country’s history, understanding 1619 as our true founding,Continue reading “America was truly founded in 1619 when African slaves first landed in Virginia – NYT”

Africans who played an active role in the Transatlantic slave trade

It has been established that the demand for slaves during the Transatlantic slave trade was fuelled by the availability of a supply chain which involved African rulers and tradesmen who made a fortune out of selling people. Between 1525 and 1866, 12.5 million Africans were shipped to North America, the Caribbean and South America, accordingContinue reading “Africans who played an active role in the Transatlantic slave trade”

These Africans shamelessly played an active role in the transatlantic slave trade (2)

It has been established that the demand for slaves during the Transatlantic slave trade was fuelled by the availability of a supply chain which involved African rulers and tradesmen who made a fortune out of selling people. Between 1525 and 1866, 12.5 million Africans were shipped to North America, the Caribbean and South America, accordingContinue reading “These Africans shamelessly played an active role in the transatlantic slave trade (2)”