Shark Island is a small island located off the coast of Nambia. It’s the site where over hundred years ago the Germans held a concentration camp which was also known as “Death Island”. Shark Island Concentration Camp is something like other African tragedies that is omitted from history Over 10,000 African people from the Herero and Namaqua tribe were killed between 1905 to 1907. At the time Nambia was under the German empire
Anthony Bowen, who purchased his own freedom from slavery in Maryland, founded the first YMCA chapter for African Americans in 1853. This was one of the first organizations for African Americans. Bowen was an abolitionist and advised President Lincoln to enlist African American troops to fight in the civil war. He was also the first African American to work in the US Patent Office.
LET ME BLOW YOUR MIND...This is photo of a soldier,(German father, African mother). His father was a colonial administrator in German SW Africa (now Namibia). When the official returned to Germany, he took his son with him. This is the man while serving in the army of "NAZI GERMANY'! His wife, was a mixed German from the Rhineland. The hair & features on both of them clearly show a mix of African & caucasian ancestry...& he was NOT the only one in the German Army! "...the more you know"
Banished vividly recounts the forgotten history of racial cleansing in America when thousands of African Americas were driven from their homes & communities by violent racist mobs in the late 19th & early 20th centuries. In fear for their lives, black people left these towns & never returned to reclaim their property. The film features black families determined to go to any length to reconstruct their families past & gain some justice for their ancestors & themselves.