Black People : If you were a slave..."Sankofa" the movie

Queenie

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I recently purchased the video "Sankofa" and watched it last night. To say that it was a powerful depiction of what it must have been like for Africans to have been enslaved, is an understatement. It was a gripping story and emotional.

As I watched it, it made me wonder, if I was born back then and in that same situation as an African, what type of slave would I have been? Would I have been one of the silent type that was afraid to buck the system or would I have been a warrior type who constantly sought ways to gain my freedom.

What type would you have been?

What type are you now?

Queenie :spinstar:
 

jamesfrmphilly

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actually, those downtrodden slaves did what they had to do to survive.
they survived and in so doing give us life.

and one day we are going to set fire to the white man.....:flamet:
 

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NNQueen said:
I recently purchased the video "Sankofa" and watched it last night. To say that it was a powerful depiction of what it must have been like for Africans to have been enslaved, is an understatement. It was a gripping story and emotional.

As I watched it, it made me wonder, if I was born back then and in that same situation as an African, what type of slave would I have been? Would I have been one of the silent type that was afraid to buck the system or would I have been a warrior type who constantly sought ways to gain my freedom.

What type would you have been?

What type are you now?

Queenie :spinstar:

I've seen Sankofa as well sister. Wonderful movie, a must see. Knowing myself I would have been one of the millions of Africans littering the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. I would have chosen death before conquest. The type of African I'm now is one that is slowly and carefully trying to rinse the conditioning out of my mind. This is a tough task being that the conditioning has been in for nearly 500 years now. Even when the conditioning is rinsed from my mind it will still take time for my mind to uncondition what the conditioner has done. In short I didn't get this way overnight nor will I change overnight....

Peace.....
 

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This reminds me of when I saw the movie Panther with my aunt, and we went back to ask our older family members what they were doing in the '60's. They all replied they didn't want to get involved with violence so they did not entertain the panthers or Malcolm X. They didn't even go to Dr. King's March on Washington. One of my family members said she WOULD HAVE joined the panthers but she didn't want to give up wearing her wig. It's obvious to me they would have done nothing but "go along to get along."

I'd like to think I'm different from my family, but we all have to make certain compromises to live our lives in this society as we try to make our ideals match our realities.

I don't know if I would have survived the middle passage, but obviously one of my ancestors did, so I guess the strength is there in my genes somewhere. I probably would have been one of those slaves who tried to learn how to read in secret and tried to teach others. I'm one who likes working under the radar.
 

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That was a very powerful movie. Knowing what I know about me right now?.....probably a "quiet fire"....a revolutionary type who planned out how to move in detail without a lot of noise.
 

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