Survivors of the Slave Ship Wanderer: (L-R) Romeo, Ward Lee, Tucker Henderson. The captives aboard the slave ship Wanderer, which landed on the south end of Jekyll Island, Georgia in 1858. The Wanderer’s owner, Charles Lamar, had secretly smuggled these Congo-born African Americans into this country and violated the laws against slave importation which had been in effect for many years, making them some of the last captured humans pressed into slavery in the USA.
They (white slave owners) did this all in the name of their "god." Don't get mad, read the bible, it CONDONES slavery & the killing of slaves - Same as Isis' killings in today's world, just a different time period. Still it is a RELIGION giving people the "go ahead" to treat other people like this. Where's the humanity?! Humanity over ancient barbaric horror tales. End religion, believe in loving all humans...just imagine.
Black people did not "come to this country seeking a better life." They were kidnapped from their homes in Africa, dragged in chains and loaded onto slave ships--treated not like human beings but like things, commodities to be traded and used to enrich others. Tens of millions of enslaved Africans died before even reaching America, so terrible were the conditions on the slave ships. Those who survived the trip and were then sold to plantation owners were
Infographic: A Global Look at Human Trafficking To coincide with National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, which lasts through January, UNICEF has tackled the subject with a dynamic infographic. "In 2012, there were only 4,746 trafficking convictions worldwide. This number seems even more alarming when considering that of the estimated 21 million individuals currently being trafficked, 5.5 million of them are children."