EU PARLIAMENT CALLS FOR ‘REPARATIONS FOR CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY’ TO AFRO-EUROPEANS

The European Parliament overwhelmingly approved a resolution Tuesday addressing “structural racism” in Europe against Europeans of African descent. The resolution calls for “reparations for crimes against humanity during European colonialism.” The document was written by the British Labour MEP Claude Moraes and was inspired by the racist behavior allegedly experienced by Italian socialist MEP Cécile … More EU PARLIAMENT CALLS FOR ‘REPARATIONS FOR CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY’ TO AFRO-EUROPEANS

A True Story of a Father Who Sold His Wife and Four Children. By One of the Children

The story of Isaac Johnson, his mother, father and three other siblings, began like that of an ordinary family, with love, laughter and a great deal of looking out for each other. How it ends is rather not what any child would have imagined, especially when it has their father at the very centre of … More A True Story of a Father Who Sold His Wife and Four Children. By One of the Children

TULA SLAVERY FREEDOM STATUE

The small island of Curaçao was inhabited by the Arawak indigenous people until it was “discovered” by Spanish explorers in 1499. After “discovering” Curaçao, a few Spanish explorers made temporary homes on the island where they temporarily stayed before continuing their journey carrying most of the Arawak people into other colonies as labour. For several years, the … More TULA SLAVERY FREEDOM STATUE

Archivists race to digitize slavery records before the history is lost

Abu Koroma is the archivist in training at the National Archives of Sierra Leone — and he’ll remain the archivist in training until one of the two senior archivists retire. “That is how it is done,” he laughed. When Koroma started at the archives in 2004, Sierra Leone was emerging from civil war. He was … More Archivists race to digitize slavery records before the history is lost

Le Negre Marron (The Black Maroon), Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 1970

  Le Negre Marron (The Black Maroon; in creole, Neg Mawon), often translated in English as the Unknown Slave, although Fugitive or Rebel Slave would probably be more accurate in the context of Haitian history. Located on the boulevard Champ de Mars with Haiti’s presidential palace in background. The Negre Marron is shown with left … More Le Negre Marron (The Black Maroon), Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 1970

Black Abolitionists and the end of the transatlantic slave trade

The story of those who worked tirelessly to end slavery in the 19th century cannot be told without giving due prominence to Black abolitionists like Mary Prince, Phyllis Wheatley, Ottobah Cugoano and Olaudah Equiano. Linda Ali traces the history of resistance and rebellion.   The Abolition of the Slave Trade Act (1807) gave the Church … More Black Abolitionists and the end of the transatlantic slave trade