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?