African Diapsora - Slave Trade
Today's African Diaspora is a mixture of willing and unwilling migration from the
What is the African Diaspora?
The dispersion of Africans
during and after the trans-Atlantic slave trade and others enroute to India
as slaves and source of labor.
People of African descent with their own communities outside the African continent
are also referred to as being part of the Diaspora. This includes, brothers and sisters now in The Americas(new world),
Europe, India and Australia. The Origin The dispersion and spreading of African
people originally belonging to one nation and having a common culture. From the
word "diaspeirein" Latin for disperse, From the word "Dia - + speirein" Greek for
scatter or sow and from the word "spora" Greek for sowing or reproduction and spreading.
Who Is a Slave?
A bond servant, or
person who is wholly subject to the will of another or a human being who is the
property of another and total domination of any power.
What is Slavery?
The state or condition
of being a slave, a civil relationship whereby one person has absolute power over
another and controls the liberty and fortune.. The subjection of a person to another
person especially in being forced into work without any rewards
Origin Of Slavery.
Slavery has being around
as long as the human race itself In the Bible the Jews were being enslaved by the
Egyptians From ears ago. The Great Pyramids of Egypt were built by slave labor.
Ancient Greek and Roman Empires had more slaves than freed men when they were in
their glory days.
About 1500 - I 500
AD, traffic in Negro slaves was the most important trade between Europe and
and other parts of the world, slavery was a recognized institution. Slaves were
employed by Kings, Chiefs and wealthy people had slave known as 'Domestic Slaves"
as compared to "Plantation Slaves". Most Domestic slaves were obtained by
families unable to pay their debts or for wrongful doings. They were allowed to
marry and raise their own families like in some remote areas of Mauritania West
Africa this (summer 1998).(Slavery still exists in Mauritania, West Africa - 1998).
Domestic slaves in certain parts were accepted as part of the masters family and
most cases led to easy and fast freedom