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Freedom stolen, stolen name, stolen Story: the plight of slaves and their descendants in America

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Freedom stolen, stolen name, stolen Story: the plight of slaves and their descendants in America

The denial of the true names of slaves
the denial of the history of slavery in the United States

By Julie Amadis
The 11/05/15

"... Then, yes, I feel guilt ...
... We realize little by little
that the wealth of this part of the world
-a wealth which I profité-
was created by half a million blacks enslaved.
How is it that we are
unable to recognize him? "
Founder John Cummings
the museum of slavery in the Whitney plantation "

Alex Haley wrote
a biography of Malcolm X

"My father did not know his last name.
My father got his surname from his grandfather
and his grandfather got from his grandfather
who got the slaveholder.
Our real names were destroyed during slavery.
The last name of my ancestors in Africa
remained the same until the arrival in America
and then when they became slaves,
was given the name of the slave master,
we refuse, we reject
this name today and refuse.
I will never recognize it. "
(Malcolm X)

Malcolm X explained in the TV show "City Desk" Chicago 17 March 1963 why he had
Malcolm X
American Revolutionary
( - )
chose to name X:

"My father About did not know His last name. My father Got His last name from His grandfather and his grandfather got it from His grandfather Who got it from the slave-master. The real names of our people Were Destroyed During Slavery. The last name of my forefathers was taken from Em When They Were brought` to America and made ​​slaves, And Then the name of the slave-master Was Given, qui we refuse, we reject That Name today and refuses it. I never acknowledge it Whatsoever. " (source: the True Post )


The slaves did not even have their names.
It was the master. To forget their old life in Africa - a life of freedom - you had to steal their whole identity. And thus their name.

Alex Haley, author and journalist made ​​a biography of Malcolm X. The choice of Malcolm X to appoint Alex was arrested and led him to question his aunt replied:
"We, on our behalf we know, that is Kinte"
So Alex Haley says I, who know my name, I have the duty to recover the history of my family and make themselves known.
It is this quest for the history of his family which is reproduced in a "familiographie" novel "Roots" in 1976.
This book will be adapted for television in six episodes and brought to the screen between 23 and 30 January 1977.
By traveling to Africa, Alex Haley redid the whole genealogy of his family until his ancestor. In the memory of a griot, i tracked down the Kunta Kinte, his ancestor captured in her village in Gambia.
Alex Haley went until Gambia in the village where Kunta Kinte was captured to be sent to America and sold as a slave.
"Meanwhile, in 1964, the family stories that Alex Haley had heard in his youth lead him to study his maternal ancestry of African origin. Haley conducted his research in the Library of Congress and in Britain , where shipping companies affrétaient slave convoys It consults. linguists to better know the language of the country of which he thinks is a native - Gambia.
Having visited the small village of Juffureh in Gambia , he met a griot. This gives an oral presentation of tribal history Mandinka seven generations, until the story of the young Kunta Kinte warrior Mandingo Muslim who was trapped in the forest seeking wood to make a drum. " (Wikipedia)
He tells it in his film roots. This drama tells the story of his family over generations of Kunta Kinte Alex Haley to himself.
The emotion felt viewers of this series is the fact that it deeply affects what we are as humans. And that's probably why Roots has had a huge success.
"When ABC (American Broadcasting Company) broadcasted for the first time in the series, this one took the world by surprise and created a shock wave through the black diaspora, and through all the United States. It was the During the last week of January 1977. The struggle for civil rights in North America, and African anti-colonialist movements was popularized in the world the problem of the status of blacks. However, the success of the series took its creator Alex Haley and ABC by surprise. This one fearing the topic discussed do not fall hearings and reduce the number of viewers had indeed aired eight episodes in just one week.
But "Roots" largely exceeded expectations by bringing together a wider public ever assembled for a drama series in the history of television in the United States. " (Grioo )
Alex Haley, highlighting the African origins of the thousands of "African American s" has given them a pride.


Slavery in the United States is a taboo. Probably because the descendants of slaves are oppressed there, too.
The ruling class and the well-conformist members of this society do not wish to be reminded where does their racism.
Especially when the police murdered almost with impunity those who resemble those slaves.
The reactions of some of the people facing the reality construction project became a slavery museum reveals the mindset of many Americans to the clear pink skin regarding the slave past of the United States.


A rich American, John Cummings decided to use his money to create a museum in memory of slavery. He transformed an old plantation museum. The Whitney plantation, situated 50 km from New Orleans is now a museum.
At its economic peak, Whitney Plantation encompassed 1,700 acres, most planted with sugarcane. Haydel the family that founded the plantation was one of the largest owners of slaves in Louisiana. In 1860 they owned 101 slaves, all listed on an inventory with their names, ages, gender, skin color, professional skills and country. Two of the 101 were slaves "brown" or runaways, and believed to have taken refuge in a nearby swamp. ( source The New Orleans Advocate)
His project is understood neither by his entourage, nor by those who are descendants of slavery ... It is very critical in the area where he lives:
The museum on slavery
the planting Whitney
founded by John Cummings
"I was asked a lot of questions, says Cummings. We were told that it was the white guilt that tended in my approach. It has been claimed that the small White wanted to try to make money on slavery . But in fact all boils down to one thing: do you, you do not think that the story of slavery is something important "(. Courrier International No. 1277 , New York Times music)


The museum is the only one around. Other plantations have an aesthetic function for tourists. No one ever had the idea to recall the history of slavery.
"But the most conspicuous (plantations) are those which have been restored for tourists, to plunge them into the lost splendor of the Deep South - the era of mint juleps (cocktails made ​​with bourbon), manicured gardens and crinolines - carefully avoiding to recall that such splendor was only possible thanks to the slavery of people with black skin. "
John Cummings is a man apart. An exception among the wealthiest Americans to clear skin descendant of slave masters. He feels guilty and wants to tell the horror of slavery.

The founder of the slavery museum is lucid about why the US hostility to this historical period. He explains that the wealth of the US exists because it has slavery of millions of Africans!
"If there is no better term than" guilt "then, yes, I feel guilt, says he. What I want to say is that we realize gradually that wealth this part of the world a wealth of which I took-was created by half a million blacks enslaved. How is it that we are unable to recognize him? "


If, as Cummings said America is "unable to recognize" that his wealth comes from the slave labor that is because the country continues to operate!
They exploit the world.
Modern slavery, with its wages to 50 euros, 40 euros per month, it is still present everywhere. It is present in Africa, South America, Asia.

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Representative Drawing Abdoulaye Camara
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To crush a person psychologically and submit, we must deny its history.
American slaveholders of the seventeenth century began removing the original name of the Africans they had purchased.
Today in 2015, the American ruling class continues to oppress the Americans with darker skin and to make it denies their history, the history of slavery.
Everyone should remember the flagship phrase repeated over generations by the descendants of Kunta Kinte:

"The first slave was not always slave. He was free in Africa. "
Most Africans were free and happy before the Europeans arrived and involve them in ships to turn them into slaves.
With the help of local slave warriors, the European powers are turned them into slaves.
But after the abolition of the official slavery, the abolition of the sale of human, another slavery was introduced. He took the name "colonialism" and "neo-colonialism".
Africans working for 10% even 5% of their normal salary, but there, in Africa itself.
A peasant Bolloré receives 50 euros per month for work that would be paid over 1,000 euros in France.
Racism has been carefully maintained to pay for an African 20 times less than a European or a US citizen and let him die!
100 million children died in Africa in 25 years!

100 million children died in Africa in 25 years! A health genocide Franceàfric 1990-2014

Humans with dark skin who live in the country in slavery past and neo-slavery undergo this racism. A racism that justifies the current slavery, wages 20 times lower.
It is this racism are dead Freddie Gray , Abdoulaye Camara, Mohamed Rajhi and all other ...
Freddie Gray was killed in Baltimore by racist police in the United States
Abdoulaye Camara was killed by racist police Havre in France.

The history of slavery is taboo because racist oppression continues!

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