Black History

Articles on the principle people and events in American Black History


Black Peoples of America – The Triangular Trade

Black Peoples of America – The Triangular Trade

This was the name given to the trading route used by European merchants who exchanged goods with Africans for slaves, shipped the slaves to the Americas, sold them and brought goods from the Americas back to Europe. Merchants who traded in this way could get very rich...
Black Peoples of America – Why Slaves Came From Africa

Black Peoples of America – Why Slaves Came From Africa

When we think about Africa today, we think of it as a poor third world continent, reliant on the charity of Western nations to survive. This has not always been the case. During the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, when Europeans first began exploring the world,...

Black Peoples of America – What is Slavery?

A slave is someone who is owned by another person. A slave has: No choice No freedom No money A slave has to do what is asked of him by his master, usually this is work of some kind. Slaves are punished for not following their master’s orders, working too...
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