Kambon, Ọ
Journal of Pan African Studies, 8(8), 41-61
Publication year: 2015


When we discuss the legacies and impact of trans-Atlantic enslavement on the Diaspora, we must consider several issues. Among these is the tendency of the word “legacy” to have a positive connotation for many – where the enslavement of African people may fail with regard to this criterion. More importantly, in this paper I would like to draw the reader’s attention to the fact that in many places, such as the United States, slavery has never been abolished by law, merely renamed. As such, it becomes difficult to discuss a legacy or aftermath of something that is still in progress. Therefore, we will take the United States as a case study of slavery changing names/forms yet remaining essentially the same in spirit and nature if not worse in terms of impact on African1 people.

Keywords: neo-slavery, legacy, impact, enslaved, routes

One Response to “Legacies and the Impact of Trans-Atlantic Enslavement on the Diaspora”

  1. Yolande Grant

    Exactly, the 13th Amendment still has slavery as very legal, don’t mind the caveat, they will always look for ways and means to imprison Black people. Slave codes are still very much in effect, though more or less invisible, extra-judicial killings of Black men remain legal. In the Caribbean, people are unaware that they are embedded in slave societies managed by their vicious, deceitful leaders who only exist to serve and enrich themselves and keep Black majority populations in generational poverty, all by design.

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