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“The face of African slavery in Qajar Iran – in pictures,”
Denise Hassanzade Ajiri
for Tehran Bureau, January 14, 2016
“The African slave trade in the Persian Gulf began well before the Islamic period. Mediaeval
accounts refer sporadically to slaves working as household servants, bodyguards, militiamen
and sailors in the Persian Gulf including what is today southern Iran. The practice lasted,
and evolved, through many centuries.”

This Haunting Animation Maps the Journeys of 15,790 Slave Ships in Two Minutes

"This interactive, designed and built by Slate’s Andrew Kahn, gives you a sense of the scale of the trans-Atlantic slave trade across time, as well as the flow of transport and eventual destinations. The dots—which represent individual slave ships—also correspond to the size of each voyage. The larger the dot, the more enslaved people on board. And if you pause the map and click on a dot, you’ll learn about the ship’s flag—was it British? Portuguese? French?—its origin point, its destination, and its history in the slave trade. "

“Just the Facts: A Nation Built on the Back of Slavery and Racism,” Yes! Magazine  

[See Yes! Magazine original link: “40 Acres and a Mule Would be at Least $6.4 Trillion
today—What the U.S. Really Owes Black America Slavery made America wealthy, and
racist policies since have blocked African American wealth-building.
Can we calculate the economic damage?”

“Mexicans of African Descent Established Los Angeles on this Day in 1781.”
by D.L. Chandler, Face2Face, September 04, 2014
“The Los Angeles Pobladores, or “townspeople,” were a group of 44 settlers and four soldiers from Mexico who established the famed city on this day in 1781 in what is now California. The settlers came from various Spanish castes, with over half of the group being of African descent.”

“Tortuous History Traced in Sunken Slave Ship Found Off South Africa,”
by Helene Cooper, The New York Times, May 31, 2015
“WASHINGTON — On Dec. 3, 1794, a Portuguese slave ship left Mozambique, on the east coast
of Africa, for what was to be a 7,000-mile voyage to Maranhão, Brazil, and the sugar
plantations that awaited its cargo of black men and women."

“200 000 year old city found in Southern Africa may rewrite history,”
by Laura Bradfield, The South African, November 10, 2015
“The great pyramid of Giza is thought to be one of the oldest structures in the world- it’s only 5000 years old. The most ancient structure on earth is reportedly the megalithic temples in Malta, carbon dated to 3500BCE. Right up until now these were known as the first advanced civilizations. Michael Tellinger and Johan Heine have discovered a sight in Mozambique’s Maputo that dates back 200,000 years.”





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