The Middle Passage journey from West Africa to the Americas took 4 to 6 months. —
Try walking around without wiping your butt for a day or a week. Yep now try laying down in shit for 4-6 weeks, most of it isnt your own. Then add some blood and some mucus. Then grab some chains. Slavery was that bad. dont u ever fucking tell me it wasnt! (via howtobenoladarling)
Not to mention every now and then you were raped by those that were working the ships. Male and female were raped.
24 hrs laying in extremely tight positions with hundreds of people that are suffering from all kinds of diseases due to malnutrition. Weather wasnt always the way the ship owners planned and voyages took longer than usually, the longest I was told by a professor was a whole year.
Most people have no idea what happened to our ancestors, and that’s due to the fact that the powers that be want to act like it never happened.
And let’s add on the fact that ships have to make port and re-supply and between Africa and America lay the Caribbean and South America, which still took a great deal more to travel to. So families were separated not only by death and torment, but by members being sold off on a different continent than where they might have been bound.
Not to mention ships get blown off course, and the slave next to you might have died and you have to sleep next to a corpse for who knows how long before the crew finally decides to handle it and toss it overboard like so much offal.
Sharks still follow the course of the slave trade ships till this day due to the amount of offal and human bodies that were tossed overboard in the ship’s wake.
(Damn is that last thing about sharks true?!)
Yes. They threw so many bodies overboard it changed the ecological feeding patterns of sharks. They follow the slave ships from dock to port. They were even used as an act of terrorism to force Africans on to ships and encourage them not to commit suicide. Slave ships were often packed for collateral damage. It was estimated that many would not make the journey and all those bodies thrown overboard were insured. That’s how insurance companies got their start… It’s also how many families built their family fortune.
This was a business.
They NEVER include this in textbooks and I’ve only seen the Middle Passage depicted this somewhat in “Amistad” and that was so devastating to watch. People chained and choking on water being thrown overboard.
I used Google, Bing and went on Internet Explorer thinking that would make a difference for some reason…The same pics of her keep coming up.
WHY- Did she do that to herself?
SHE LOOKS OLD!
I’m shocked by her new face. It’s really awful
I really want to know what happened?
Cosmetic surgery and botox
Those don’t make you look that old that quickly, they make you look plastic like. This can only be done by alcohol and drugs, sadly.
I agree and not some weed either, I’m thinking pills and hard gut rotting liquor.
A chronic mistake.
This is where he found her
See that person waving at you? That used to be Renée Zellweger.
I literally do not understand what she did to her face.
I refuse to accept that
Lies you tells
I stand corrected. This is legit. What the hell was she thinking? 😱😣No, just no.
She is literally unrecognizable.
Who is that?
I’ve seen like five pictures of her and I still refuse to believe it’s Renée.
wait what? What happened there? Are you guys really sure?
I know its so much more than just this but —-> WHERE ARE HER EYEBROWS!?!?
I’m so confused………. Like it’s really her? I swear it looks more like Daryl Hannah!
Nah man ! That can’t be Bridget Jones looking like Daryl Hannah O__O
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