Discussion in 'All Things Africa' started by panafrica, Nov 23, 2005.
Wow, that really is great. If only more of us can be given the chance to make that connection with our African descendants.
Indeed young sister, as was stated in the article such discoveries are a step towards establishing new bonds between Africans and African-Americans. Also it is evident that the kidnapping of Africans (not the sale of Africans by other Africans) was more prevelant than historical accounts try to portray.
Its pretty amazing how this was traced back
I agree Sodwn2earth i wish i could trace my roots
This was very informative
Thank You Brother Pan
Another touch for the mind
I suspected a number of slaves in the Americas were of very young age. This only adds to what we must do as descendants and for our communities. With the kidnapping since she was female, perhaps the young strong males were captured first with great struggle (the most valuable) during the early period of slavery leaving women and children to tend to community needs in Africa as the majority left behind, which later when demand grew more made kidnapping both women and children less intense. Perhaps, being kidnapped in slavery meant they were mostly mainly women and children in bondage. Being captured would mean African men in bondage.
The primary age target of enslaved Africans was 13-30, which is the same age range of a nation's builders. When one considers that millions of Africans were taken from the late 1400s to the late 1800s (some will even stretch this to the early 1900s)...it should not be surprising that there was no scientic, economic, or military advancement on the continent during this same time period!
It sure was,check my thread.
Wow this is very interesting. I had never wondered who my ancestors were so now I am interested!
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