I still can’t wrap my mind around likely being a descendant of slaves. I’ve always felt like a minority, but I am very white.

DOES THIS MEAN SLAVEHOLDERS IN THE FAMILY TOO?

africa

“Extending from Senegal to Cameroon, western Africa is home to nearly 380 million people. For over a millennium before European colonization, western Africans were united under a series of powerful empires, resulting in broad similarities in music, clothing, art, and cuisine. Today, many African-Americans are descendants of enslaved western Africans who were transported to North America between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries.”

I would love to talk to some experts — including geneticists, anthropologists, and historians — about this. I wrote about this earlier and am still ruminating upon it.

ajh

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