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Old 10-20-2013, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Historic West End
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I'm just wondering what Native Africans are taught about what occur during the slave trade, and how they feel about it.

Also is there a major historic museum any where in the world that exclusive honor the victims as an result of the slave trade like the Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem. I'm not exactly sure, but I believe in was in the tunes of millions that killed, died or thrown overboard.
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Old 10-20-2013, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Ile de Goree, an island off Dakar, Senegal, is maintained as a museum of the slave trade. When I visited there, the impoundment was still being used as a working prison, with convicts occupying the cells.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gor%C3%A9e
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Old 10-20-2013, 12:12 PM
 
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I'm just wondering what Native Africans are taught about what occur during the slave trade, and how they feel about it.
Just to be specific I'm assuming you're referring to the Africans who live in the modern day west and central African countries that were involved in the trans-Atlantic slave trade? Don't want to get east and southern Africans mixed up in this.

Anyway I wonder how they view the issue of the involvement of Africans in capturing rival tribes and selling them into slavery? Do they have a different understaning of that compared to blacks outside of Africa?
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Old 10-23-2013, 09:50 PM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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I'm just wondering what Native Africans are taught about what occur during the slave trade, and how they feel about it.................
Just picking one country - Congo - that I am a little familiar with, I find the literacy rate to be 55%. At that level of literacy/illiteracy it becomes almost more what they say than what they are taught.
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Old 10-24-2013, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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Default From Ghana

History Slave Trade
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Old 10-24-2013, 04:10 PM
 
Location: California
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What are native Africans taught about the Slave Trade to America.
When you say "America" are you talking the Americas or are being specific about the United States? The reason I think it is important is because the vast majority of slaves that left Africa went to the Caribbean and South America. Only a small percentage (about 5%) came to the U.S. So the story of slavery from an African perspective may not have much to do with America.
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Old 10-25-2013, 09:24 PM
 
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When you say "America" are you talking the Americas or are being specific about the United States? The reason I think it is important is because the vast majority of slaves that left Africa went to the Caribbean and South America. Only a small percentage (about 5%) came to the U.S. So the story of slavery from an African perspective may not have much to do with America.
Only 5% SURVIVED the trip to the US......
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Old 10-25-2013, 10:09 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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Only 5% SURVIVED the trip to the US......
I think the poster you are replying to meant that far more slaves went to the Caribbean and South America than to North America.


How Many Slaves Came to America? Fact vs. Fiction

"The most comprehensive analysis of shipping records over the course of the slave trade is the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database, edited by professors David Eltis and David Richardson. (While the editors are careful to say that all of their figures are estimates, I believe that they are the best estimates that we have, the proverbial "gold standard" in the field of the study of the slave trade.) Between 1525 and 1866, in the entire history of the slave trade to the New World, according to the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database, 12.5 million Africans were shipped to the New World. 10.7 million survived the dreaded Middle Passage, disembarking in North America, the Caribbean and South America.

And how many of these 10.7 million Africans were shipped directly to North America? Only about 388,000. That's right: a tiny percentage.

In fact, the overwhelming percentage of the African slaves were shipped directly to the Caribbean and South America ... "

So the mortality rate for the trip was about 14.4%, not 95%.

And only 3.6% of the survivors were brought to North America.

David Eltis:

David Eltis | in Atlanta, Georgia at the Department of History, Emory University

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Old 10-25-2013, 11:29 PM
 
Location: Caribbean
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It may be best to ask on African websites where there are more people born and educated within the continent...not sure if many individuals fitting that description post here.
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Old 10-26-2013, 09:24 AM
 
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Its interesting what they think,but I think most of them have too many problems for this to come accross in their minds.

Now,its true only 5% of slaves went to Usa directly from Africa,but the rest of the slaves(50%) in the Usa came from the Caribbean,so its still the same.
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