WATCH: “The Legacy of Arab-Islam in Africa” – Interview w/Dr. John Alembillah Azumah —

Shalom, everyone! The following is an interview of Dr. John Alembillah Azumah, professor, and author of the book, “The Legacy of Arab-Islam in Africa,” in which he discusses in detail the history and practice of slavery by Arab Muslims in Africa. The Arab Slave Trade was much longer than the Transatlantic Slave Trade and much more […]

via WATCH: “The Legacy of Arab-Islam in Africa” – Interview w/Dr. John Alembillah Azumah —

Chattel Slavery created Western Society

Historical documents provide a look at the Christian worlds’ involvement in the Slave Trade.


Shalom, everyone! The Vatican/Catholic Church and Italy were involved in the colonization, enslavement, and trafficking of Africans. Like Germany, Italy was once a collection of city-states and principalities. Italy did not become a fully unified state until 1871, and Rome was made its capital. Therefore, Italy as a state was not involved in the Transatlantic […]

via Timelines: Timeline of the Vatican/Catholic Church and Italian Involvement African Slavery and Colonization, 1441 – 1941 —

The “Lost” legacy of the Indigenous of the Americas’

New exhibition at the Smithsonian Latino Center “explores the legacy of Native peoples in the Greater Antilles and their contemporary heritage movement.” Ranald Woodaman (Smithsonian Voices) reports: We’re forever trying to make sense of history, and especially our place in it. The Caribbean is fraught with especially painful questions around historical narrative that reflect a […]

via Musing Relevance: A Taíno Exhibition Beyond Archaeology, Beyond Columbus — Repeating Islands

Records chronicling the Atlantic Slave Trade

Between 1500 and 1866, slave traders forced 12.5 million Africans aboard transatlantic slave vessels. Before 1820, four enslaved Africans crossed the Atlantic for every European, making Africa the demographic wellspring for the repopulation of the Americas after Columbus’ voyages. The slave trade pulled virtually every port that faced the Atlantic Ocean – from Copenhagen to Cape Town and Boston […]

via A digital archive of slave voyages details the largest forced migration in history: — redlegagenda

An event not to be missed

Here is a call for papers for an international conference, “Enslaved: Peoples of the Historic Slave Trade,” which will take place at Michigan State University (East Lansing, Michigan) on March 8-9, 2019. The deadline for submissions is September 30, 2018. Description/Guidelines: The major objective of this conference is to encourage collaboration among scholars utilizing databases […]

via Call for Papers—”Enslaved: Peoples of the Historic Slave Trade” — Repeating Islands