Par anglais03 le 15 Février 2018 à 10:56
It's "African-American History Month" in the U.S.
You can freely use AwesomeStories' vast archive to explore the topic throughout February.
We will feature various topics, starting with:
How the Slave Trade Began
Triangle-Trade and Slavery in "The New World"
The Middle Passage
When Parliament Abolished the Slave Trade
Members of Parliament, who wanted to perpetuate the slave trade, told stories about how well-off kidnapped Africans were on their long voyage across the Atlantic Ocean. Their claims, however, were debunked with actual evidence gathered by investigators who exposed the truth about what was known as "The Middle Passage."
Some of the transatlantic crossings were treacherous. According to evidence presented at the privy council, the average loss of life for captured Africans - during each voyage - was about 12 1/2 percent. Another 4 1/2 percent died when they reached the shore of the "New World." These numbers do not include the percentage of people who died after they were captured.
When Africans arrived in the "New World," including America, they became forced laborers on plantations.
Initially, in the American South, cotton was not "king." A key invention, however, changed that - with dramatically worse consequences for African-American slaves.
In addition to African-American History Month,
February, 2018, marks the 211th anniversary of Parliament's abolishing the unjust slave-trade law.
Par anglais03 le 13 Février 2018 à 13:31
Treasury's tweet praises compensation to slave owners
"The modern equivalent of £17bn was paid out to compensate slave owners for the loss of their human property. Some people believe we should be proud"
Par anglais03 le 20 Octobre 2015 à 19:50
Vidéo avec documents d'époque
la performance de John Legend
Par anglais03 le 26 Août 2015 à 14:11Video by The Atlantic
The Whitney Plantation near Wallace, Louisiana, is the first and only U.S. museum and memorial to slavery. While other museums may include slavery in their exhibits, the Whitney Plantation is the first of its kind to focus primarily on the institution. John Cummings, a 78-year-old white southerner, has spent 16 years and more than $8 million of his own fortune to build the project, which opened in December of last year.
Par anglais03 le 29 Juillet 2015 à 07:50
Human trafficking: The lives bought and sold
UN DOSSIER TRES COMPLET SUR CE PROBLEME
ARTICLE + VIDEOS
David Cameron vows crackdown on trafficking of Vietnamese children
"As many as 3,000 Vietnamese children are thought to have been trafficked to Britain to work in cannabis farms and nail bars, and are often housed in atrocious conditions. Overall, the government scientific adviser has suggested there may be as many as 13,000 victims in the UK. Vietnam is the fourth biggest source country of people trafficked to the UK"
Par anglais03 le 14 Juillet 2015 à 21:26
ON DEMOCRACY NOW
By Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan
“What, to the American slave, is your 4th of July?” asked Frederick Douglass of the crowd gathered at Corinthian Hall in Rochester, N.Y., on July 5, 1852. “I answer,” he continued, “a day that reveals to him, more than all other days in the year, the gross injustice and cruelty to which lie is the constant victim. To him, your celebration is a sham.”
Douglass escaped slavery in 1838 and became one of the most powerful and eloquent orators of the abolitionist movement. His Independence Day talk was organized by the Rochester Ladies’ Anti-Slavery Sewing Society. Douglass extolled the virtues of the Founding Fathers, those who signed the Declaration of Independence.
Par anglais03 le 26 Avril 2014 à 21:37
A mine of articles on modern-day slavery
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