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Monday, April 18, 2011

THE EMPIRE SLAVE STATE NYC

I LOVE MY CITY, THAT'S RIGHT, NEW YORK CITY. NEW YORK IS ONE OF THE GREATEST CITIES IN THE WORLD. THE TOURIST ATTRACTION ALONE RAKES IN MILLIONS OF DOLLARS FOR NEW YORK, BUT IF YOU STRIP HER(NYC), THERE IS A SECRET. TO EVERYTHING THAT HAS BECOME GREAT, SOMETIMES THOSE SECRETS ARE GOOD, AND SOMETIMES DOWN RIGHT EVIL. WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT THE CITY WHERE YOU CAN ENJOY ALL SEASONS, WAS BUILT FROM INNOCENCE THAT WAS BROUGHT OUT BY EVIL. WHILE YOUR ENJOYING THOSE BEAUTIFUL NIGHTS BY THE SEAPORT , WHO WOULD HAVE KNOW THAT THAT SAME BEAUTY LIED ONCE A BURIAL GROUND FOR MORE THAN 20,000 SLAVES. THOSE SAME BUILDINGS WE LOVE TO ADMIRE. IT'S BEAUTIFUL SKYLINE THAT DOESN'T TELL HOW IT WAS BUILT. WELL LET ME TELL YOU A LITTLE ABOUT IT. THE ATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE CONSISTS OF NYC, EUROPE THE CARIBBEAN AND AFRICA. THE FIRST SLAVE THAT ARRIVED TO NYC( WHICH WAS CALLED NEW AMSTERDAM THAN) WAS IN 1627. A SLAVE FROM AFRICA COULD BE PURCHASED FOR TODAY'S CURRENCY AT THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTY FIVE DOLLARS AND LATER BE SOLD IN NYC FOR THREE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED AND NINETY THREE DOLLARS. THE ATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE INVOLVED AN ESTIMATE OF 40,000 SHIPS CARRYING AN AVERAGE OF EIGHTY PEOPLE A DAY FOR MORE THAN FOUR HUNDRED YEARS.THE DIVERSITY OF SLAVES WERE MIXED IN WITH HAITIAN, DOMINICAN, ARAWAK, SPANISH AND AFRICAN. SLAVES ACTUALLY BUILT A WALL OUT OF TIMBER AND SOIL ALONG THE BOUNDARY OF AMSTERDAM (NYC), THAT TODAY WE NOW CALL WALL STREET. THE SECRET GROUNDS OF OUR ANCESTORS BURIAL GROUNDS REACH FROM THE SOUTHERN TIP OF MANHATTAN STREETS TO CITY HALL TO THE SITE OF THE FORMER WORLD TRADE CENTER. THE MORE DISTURBING THING OF IT ALL IS HUNDREDS OF YEARS AFTER THE SLAVE TRADE WAS EXTERMINATED WE STILL FACE HARDSHIP ON GETTING GOOD JOBS WHILE BEING QUALIFIED AND, LIVING UNDER SOCIETY LAWS WHERE WE STILL ARE LOOKED AT AS MINORITIES. A CITY THAT WAS BUILT ON A MELTING POT OF SLAVES IS NOW ONE OF THE WORLDS LARGEST MELTING POT FOR SOCIALISM. THEY SAY IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO RAISE ONE CHILD UNFORTUNATELY IT TOOK HUNDREDS AND THOUSANDS OF SLAVES TO BUILD ONE CITY, NEW YORK CITY...

2 comments:

Caignice3 said...

Good work Tash... Im a history buff. so i saw alot of that in the books i read. you Should check out the tunnels and their history of construction, very interesting. Its amazing to me how many people have no knowledge or want to know how things came about. How many NYers you know been to ellis island. or know how the boroughs got their names... (bronx was named after a swedish settler whose name was spelled Broncs but pronounced Bronx) like i said its cool you that you took an interest in the place where you live, shows you like to think outside the box. I like to blow the box up and then put it back together....lmaoooo Good stuff luv....lol

*NATASHA* said...

THANK YOU JUST LOVE TO VIEW THINGS FROM MY SIGHT