We have been told that slavery was absolutely terrible and that the founders of America were slave owners who were bigots.
Recently we have seen the statues of these founders being thrown into rivers.
We have read and even watched Roots … we have also watched 12 Years A Slave and felt very bitter.
We know the massa, his beard and his whip.
But I have one question, how comes the microphone is never passed to the other side so they can speak their minds?
The grandchildren of the white Southerners, they must know something about their grandparents. Records were kept, stories were passed along.
And if slavery was so terrible and the conditions were so devastating, how comes many blacks WILLINGLY remained in the South even after liberation?
Were all the massas, devils as we are often told in the books?
Are you telling me that every mzungu slave owner kept slaves and abused them, never educated them or fed them and still moved around and professed Christianity???
There are very many coloured people in the south yaani half caste, it can’t have been all rape!! They can’t all be the product of white massas raping black women.
And how comes there are no other witnesses to this black slavery?
I have never heard a Chinese or Red Indian interviewed about what they witnessed concerning slavery from that era. And yet Chinese folks and Native Americans were very much present. In fact Native Americans were the first slaves before Africans were shipped in.
Don’t you think that maybe some of these so called slaves participated willingly in the founding of America? And proof of this is that they willingly fought in the white man’s army.
For instance you have heard of the Tuskegee Airmen from Alabama who fought for the U.S in WW2.
They were from Alabama and Alabama was ground zero for slavery. (Both black and Indian slaves.)
Why would you as a black man from Alabama WILLINGLY enlist to fight for white people and yet we are told that the South was truly a terrible place???
I mean why would you choose to enlist for the white massa’s army???
Why did these black southerners WILLINGLY compete in the olympics on behalf of America?
The very famous Jesse Owens from OAKVILLE ALABAMA. Running for America in Berlin and shaming Hitler.
Why and how did these Southern blacks also become great and wealthy entertainers? Who was this who was buying their music starting from the mid 1800s to the 1920s?
There were also many blacks who worked on the Manhattan project as well as the early space programs and they were from the South and worked alongside White Southerners in those programs …
You have all watched this movie. These 3 lovely, genius mathematicians were from the South :
How did all these black Americans from the South get educated if the South was indeed so terrible???
We have been told that blacks were not allowed in schools… how did MLK get his PhD in the South???
The picture set out there about slavery is that all whites were the devil and that blacks had zero rights and that none of them wanted to stay in the South, and that all blacks were forced to build that country called America against their will… and that blacks were not allowed to have any wealth… is this narrative 100% true?
Unfortunately we never heard directly from the slaves themselves. All we hear today is this second version of the story from well educated, civil rights activists who were never slaves in the first place.