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Trans Atlantic Slave Trade

A review of the triangular trade with reference to maps and statistics. By Alistair Boddy-Evans The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade began around the mid-fifteenth century when Portuguese interests in Africa moved away from the fabled deposits of gold to a much more readily available commodity — slaves. By the seventeenth century the …

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The History of Black History Month

The History of Black History   by Elissa Haney Americans have recognized black history annually since 1926, first as “Negro History Week” and later as “Black History Month.” What you might not know is that black history had barely begun to be studied-or even documented-when the tradition originated. Although blacks …

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