#23 Who do you think you are?

Ultimately, who are we? Based on our twisted and tangled family histories, African Americans and Afro Caribbeans are the ones whose ancestors were sold and traded to satisfy enslavers’ mortgages and other sales. We want to get answers to this question about ‘who are we?’ as we remove bricks and tree forests to answer ourContinue reading “#23 Who do you think you are?”

“August First” … the original Day of Independence for British owned slaves

Some 30 years before the United States’ Emancipation Proclamation was signed, 800,000 slaves in the British colonies were declared freed. “August First” or Slavey Abolition Act, marks the day in 1834 when it became illegal to own slaves in British colonies — yet with a four-year transition to full freedom for our Afro Caribbean brethren.Continue reading ““August First” … the original Day of Independence for British owned slaves”