Black People : 10 things about British Slavery

panafrica

Well-Known Member
MEMBER
Aug 24, 2002
10,227
193
The Diaspora
The story of British slavery is one of the greatest untold stories in UK history. It's a subject people don't talk about, with most Brits knowing more about slavery in the Deep South of the US. BBC Two's The Slavery Business is shedding some light on the truth behind Britain's slavery empire. Here are 10 things the series uncovers.

1. The British were the first big slave-trading nation to abandon the trade. They did this in 1807 when there were still huge profits to be made, and they did it for mainly moral reasons. It took a revolution of the slaves to destroy France's system and a terrible civil war in the US decided the fate of the slaves of the Southern States. In Britain alone slavery was ended by millions of people, black and white, free and enslaved, who decided it could no longer be tolerated.

2. From the ending of the slave trade to the beginning of the 20th Century, the Royal Navy patrolled off the coast of Africa searching for slave trading ships, boarding them and freeing the slaves. The fleet was known as the West Africa Squadrons.

3. Slaves in the British Caribbean didn't produce cotton as they did in the US. Sugar was the crop of islands like Jamaica and Barbados and the slaves who produced it were the world's first industrial workers.

4. The campaign to end slavery was dominated by women. With no vote, the anti-slavery crusade was one of the ways that women were able to get involved in politics.

5. Thousands of black slaves were brought to Britain by slave ships. In the 18th Century it was the height of fashion for rich ladies to have a black child servant.

6. Slave-produced sugar transformed our national cuisine. Much of what we today think of as the most traditional British food, is in fact only a couple of centuries old. Biscuits, cakes, sweets, toffee, rum and the resulting British sweet tooth - all products of that revolution in the kitchen brought about by sugar. Slave sugar was the missing ingredient that transformed tea from a strange novelty from India into an enduring national obsession.

7. Slavery was the world's first global industry but before globalism and corporations it was actually run by a few hundred families. Today many of the great aristocratic families of Britain have a hidden past in the slave trade.

8. Slavery in the British empire came to an end after a rebellion led by the Jamaican slave Sam Sharpe. Sharpe's original plan was to use non-violent passive resistance to end slavery. He was the Martin Luther King of the 19th Century.

9. The abolitionists were pioneers who helped invent the methods of political campaigning that we have today. They collected mass petitions, organised hundreds of local societies , created a campaign logo and even organised consumer boycotts.

10. Not all black people in the Caribbean were slaves. Not only were there free black people, there were also an army of escaped slaves called the Maroons who fought against the British Army for years.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/4742049.stm
 

panafrica

Well-Known Member
MEMBER
Aug 24, 2002
10,227
193
The Diaspora
MANASIAC said:
You know Brother Pan I wonder how accurate this info is?
They left out how heavily Britain shipped slaves throughout the Americas (taking over from Portugal & Spain), but essentially the information is accurate. I need to do more research on Sam Sharpe.
 

Dual Karnayn

Well-Known Member
MEMBER
Nov 5, 2005
1,221
7
Good information....especially the info about Sam Sharpe and his leading of a Jamaican rebellion. I had no idea.

It's good to have specific names we can reference to like my man Toussaint in Haiti when we speak of differnet struggles for independance throught out the Caribbean.
 
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
HODEE African American History Culture : Slavery in the US: Here are seven things you probably didn't know - were connected to slavery African American History Culture 0
C Black People : How Can You Speak Truth About Hate Without Speaking Truth About The Hateful Things Done By Hating People??? Black People Open Forum 0
Angela22 Black Sports : Big Things for the Big Easy Black Sports 0
Ndugu Black People : the Gullah people were facing Gentrification / Florence made things worse Black People Open Forum 4
R Black Poetry : Wear great bling clever just to make things better around his neck strange and wild how he changed m Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On! 0
HODEE Black People Politics : 6 big things the new Veterans Affairs chief will have to address Black People Politics 1
R Black Poetry : Tell a phat story about bling in the category of things // Such as the fury of jewelry and wedding r Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On! 0
Kemetstry African American History Culture : LITTLE PEOPLE DID BIG THINGS African American History Culture 1
Clyde C Coger Jr Black People : Flag Code: 9 Things You May Not Know About “The Star-Spangled Banner” Black People Open Forum 2
Lunar Cycle Black Entertainment : Just When Even Her Own Were Readying The Noose GOD Set Things Right Black Entertainment 5
Clyde C Coger Jr Black Christians : 20 Everyday Things We All Do That Are Strictly Forbidden By The Bible Christian Study Group 0
IFE Beauty - Hair Care - Fashion : 13 13 Crazy Things White People Think About Black Natural Hair Beauty - Black Hair Care - Fashion 5
Clyde C Coger Jr Black Money Business Jobs : 5 Things You Should Never Buy at Walmart Black Money Business Jobs 2
Destee Africa : 2 New Forums - All Things Africa! All Things Africa 14
Liberty Black People Politics : 7 things about the Black Lives Matter policy platform you probably didn't know Black People Politics 2
Liberty Black People Politics : 33 Things This Election Will Decide That Have Nothing to Do With Trump or Clinton Black People Politics 2
Clyde C Coger Jr Black Education / Schools : The five things no one will tell you about why colleges don’t hire more faculty of color Black Education / Schools 2
Liberty Black Entertainment : Black Panther: 5 Things to Know About Captain America: Civil War's Newest Superhero Black Entertainment 0
Kemetstry African American History Culture : 5 THINGS YOU DIDNT KNOW ABOUT HARRIET TUBMAN African American History Culture 2
R Black Poetry : Got a wet thirst and things could get worse in this car, a honey // with charm not a funny farm pan Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On! 1
CE Wogu Black Relationships : 10 Things Men Hate in Women Black Relationships 22
CE Wogu Black Relationships : 12 Things Women Hate in Men Black Relationships 5
HODEE Black People : List if you can those few things first that will bring you some relief immediately Black People Open Forum 11
R Black Poetry : Got a wet thirst and things could get worse in this car, a honey // with charm not a funny farm pant Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On! 2
Clyde C Coger Jr Black People : Wikipedia Turns 15: 15 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About the Online Encyclopedia Black People Open Forum 0
jamesfrmphilly Black People Politics : 7-things-you-would-have-learned-if-you-read-the-isis-papers Black People Politics 1
Orisons Black People : Thank God our Women are on the case/sorting things out! Black People Open Forum 2
Enki Black Sports : Things White Do to Make Other Whites Feel Better About Losing. Black Sports 5
baller Black Poetry : The Nature of Things Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On! 0
chuck Black People : OF Course All Things Do Need To Be Updated! Black People Open Forum 0
dunwiddat Black Entertainment : JayZ and Beyonce's Dream House - The things that 85 million can buy Black Entertainment 0
OldSoul OldSoul : 9 Totally Gross Things Most People Do Without Even Realizing It OldSoul 2
legit-writer Black People : 23 Things To Never Say To A Childfree Woman Black People Open Forum 7
dunwiddat Black People : There Are Some Things That Just don't go together Black People Open Forum 25
Clyde C Coger Jr Health and Wellness : 5 things you didn’t know about watermelon Black Health and Wellness 3
HODEE Black People : The 5 Grossest Things You're Eating Black People Open Forum 5
Fine1952 Black Money Business Jobs : 5 Ways To Get Things Off Your Credit Report Black Money Business Jobs 1
Clyde C Coger Jr Health and Wellness : 10 things not to buy at the grocery store Black Health and Wellness 0
Clyde C Coger Jr Health and Wellness : 5 Things Healthy Eaters Do Differently (Without Breaking the Bank) Black Health and Wellness 0
RAPTOR Egypt : Things Egyptologists wont say, Pyramids, Conspiricies. Stephen Mehler Egypt 6
Clyde C Coger Jr Black Sports : 5 things to know from NBA Finals practices Black Sports 12
Kemetstry Black People : THINGS WORSE THAN DEATH Black People Open Forum 152
SAMURAI36 Black Short Stories : Icon: The More Things Change Short Stories - Authors - Writing 2
CosmicMessenger Black Spirituality Religion : All Things Are Possible With God! Black Spirituality / Religion - General Discussion 0
Kemetstry Black People : CREEPY THINGS KIDS SAY Black People Open Forum 4
Blackbird Black People : What Things Have Hindered Black Progress Black People Open Forum 134
Clyde C Coger Jr Black Christians : 8 Things You Didn't Know About ‘The Passion of the Christ’ Christian Study Group 0
E Black People : Sandy Hook Expert Threatened for Challenging Narrative : Back Off Or Bad Things Could Happen! Black People Open Forum 0
Kemetstry Black People : 32 THINGS YOU LEARN GROWING UP Black People Open Forum 2
Kemetstry Black People : 21 THINGS A BLACK MAN CANT DO Black People Open Forum 11
Similar threads


















































Destee Chat

Latest profile posts

We are in a new era. Those facts give us evidence we can reach the Melanin Tipping Point just by telling the truth. The Melanin Tipping Point is the point at which we go from healing to healed. Mchakato wa Uponyaji is the process of healing. Melanin Is Worth More Than Gold. That fact puts us in a different state mentally. It affects different people differently. What is certain is the Ubuntu paradigm is returning.
Melanin is worth more than gold. The Red, Black and Green is 100 years old. The Afric, official currency of the United States of Africa is worth over $2.
Shems Nbedjer wrote on Moon Child's profile.
Hello Moon Child, it's been a few years since we talked. Please let me know if you can do my chart for me, thank you. I'm in transition and really could help with some interpretations.
Change the world for the better, take care of it, because you live in it!
If the present Kuzma saw the then Kuzma, he would say: Boy, grit your teeth. In twenty years everything will be wrong!
Top