Saturday, March 24, 2007

We are descendants of Savages

I am not an animal, I am said to be above that!


Whether they say its time to forget, forgive and move on, for those who have been subjected to cruelty by others shall, no matter how many centuries may pass, never forget. Today marks the bicentenary of the abolishment of slavery.


At the National Museum of Trinidad and Tobago, an exhibition on the African Slave Trade through photography, artifacts and actual deeds are on show. 2007 marks the bicentenary of the abolishment of the British slave trade act. This is a sombre history which exists with every


At the National Museum of Trinidad and Tobago, an exhibition on the African Slave Trade through photography, artifacts and actual deeds are on shown. 2007 marks the bicentenary of the abolishment of the British slave trade act and this is a sombre history which exists within every Trinidadian and Tobagonian. The exhibition is a reminder of the dynamics of trade and the human motive to explore others for their own gain.


Excerpts from a poster: " To be sold on board the ship 'Bence Yond', on Tuesday the 6th May a choice of 150 healthy Negroes just arrived from Windward and Rice Coaft - The utmost care has already been taken and shall be continued to keep them free from kraft danger of being infected with Small Pox......."

N.B. This text is from a document which advocated the selling of Negroes, the words Negro and Small-Pox where stressed by a larger font size.

2 comments:

BarbadosInFocus / PictureInFocus said...

Sad but we cannot and must not forget.

Take a look at BBC Documentaries ‘Free At Last’:

thebookmann said...

Atrocities on the lives of people still continues today, unknown to the perpetrators, their grandchildren will suffer the fate of their actions

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