The Dreadful Middle Passage TIMELINE OF THE SLAVE TRADE
Eventually, it became an integral part of an international trading system in which Europeans and North Americans exchanged merchandise for human cargo along Africa’s western and west central Atlantic coasts. 1502 First reported African slaves in the New World. 1640-1680 Beginning of large-scale introduction of African slave labor in the British Caribbean for sugar production. 1791 The Haitian Revolution begins with a slave uprising in the French West Indian colony of Santo Domingo. The revolution will eventually lead to the establishment of the black nation of Haiti ten years later. 1793 Waves of white refugees pour into United States ports, fleeing the insurrection in Santo Domingo. 1794 France emancipates all slaves in the French colonies. In the United States, Congress passes legislation prohibiting the manufacture, fitting, equipping, loading or dispatching of any vessel to be employed in the slave trade. 1795 Pinckney’s Treaty, also known as Treaty of San Lorenzo, establishes commercial relations between the United States and Spain. 1800 The United States enacts stiff penalties for American citizens serving voluntarily on slave ships trading between two foreign countries. 1803 Denmark is first to ban the slave trade. 1804 The Republic of Haiti is declared on January 1, 1804 by General Jean-Jacques Dessalines. 1807 Britain, the principal slave-trading nation, bans the Atlantic slave trade. 1807 The United States passes legislation banning slave trade that will take effect the following year. 1810 British negotiate an agreement with Portugal calling for gradual abolition of slave trade in the South Atlantic. 1815 At the Congress of Vienna, the British pressure Spain, Portugal, France and the Netherlands to agree to abolish the slave trade. However, Spain and Portugal are permitted a few years of continued slaving to replenish labor supplies
Ras James Anderson In Solidarity with PAUL BOGLE FOUNDATION, Commemorating The ANCESTORS. 24th October Commemoration Day. May this FIRE burn away the oppression, may this FIRE burn away the pain . . .
Nigeria Africa, Come Alive Standing in Solidarity with the 24TH OCTOBER COMMEMORATION DAY for all those who died as a result of slavery and Apartheid. Happy Ancestors.