Saturday, July 4, 2015

On the Fact that (According to Historian, John Hope Franklin) 28% of the Freed Blacks in New Orleans (3,000 of the Nearly 12,000) Owned Slaves (Approximately 12,000 of Them)

Why are we not taught these things in school?............And it wasn't just in New Orleans, either. Freed blacks (Anthony Johnson and William Ellison being two of the more famous ones) also owned slaves in Virginia, South Carolina, and several other states. Couple that with the fact that it was black Africans who sold these slaves TO the slave traders (Arabs, Europeans, and finally Americans) and it really does get kind of murky now doesn't it?


dmarks said...

Kind of makes the issue of reparations a zero-sum game. Just declare the money owed paid, and be done with it.

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

I didn't mean to imply that blacks were just as culpable as whites but rather that the good guys and bad guys aren't quite as pat as the leftist historians seem to imply.