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White Slaves in Africa Before Slaves in America

John Castor was the first slave in America and slave of Anthony Johnson. This occurred in 1655. This is important because since the time of Christ and likely before people in Africa have dealt in slaves. Funny what is hard pressed and what is skimmed over in school and society. Most should know the Barbary Coast but does anyone remember anything about it? Here is some quick information just for fun and black history month.

More than 100 years before the first slave in the Americas, Africans were taking whites as slaves. Spelled out simply whites were slaves to blacks for more than 300 years and slavery in the Americas lasted only 200 years. What more can be said? Nothing really other than the truth will probably upset some people. Again personally what I find most significant here is that whites were slaves to blacks more than 100 years before slavery started by a black man in America.

4 Responses to “White Slaves in Africa Before Slaves in America”

  1. Although today we are not slaves in name, and cannot be carried to market and sold as somebody else’s legal chattels, we are free only within narrow limits. For all our talk about liberation and personal autonomy, there are few choices that we are free to make, and people who agree to toil for minimum wage are natural slaves. All people are enslaved by something, and it goes on and on and on until one cannot eat enough to vomit enough. Said that, the white slavery is not a justification for the black slavery, in which the founding fathers—slave-owners, just were British citizens who didn’t want to pay taxes…

  2. Well spoken, thanks for the like and comment. I am definitely not justifying black slavery because they made slaves out of whites first, I just want the untold stories told, and truths to come out and fingers that are pointed at whites being the only race in the world to have done wrong to stop.

  3. What is history, but a fable agreed upon? 🙂
    Thanks to you!

  4. Ah, very good. I like that. If you do not mind I would like to use that quote from time to time. It is very…revealing.

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