Christopher Columbus and the Afrikan Holocaust: Slavery and by John Henrik Clarke

By John Henrik Clarke

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Referred to the west coast of Africa as Gumea. It also mdlcates that Christopher Columbus could have been a participant in the early Portuguese slave trade. ";-ro. Sunday, 14th of October... oug~t to Castile, or to be kept as captives on the same island; for WIth. fifty men they can all be subjugated and made to do what is reqUIred of ~em... Yesterday a canoe came alongSIde the ship, with six youths in it. Five came on board and I ordered them to be detained. They are now here. I a£terward~ sent to a house on the western side of the river, and seized seven women, old and young, and three children.

My point is this: There existed in Africa prior to the beginning of the slave trade a cultural way of life that in many ways was equal, if not superior, to many of the cultures then existing in Europe. And the slave trade destroyed these cultures and created a dilemma that the African has not been able to extract himself from to this day. There were, in the Africans' past, rulers who extended kingdoms into empires, great armies that subdued entire nations, generals who advanced the technique of military science, scholars with wisdom and foresight, and priests who told of gods that were kind and strong.

The new rationale for this dominance is now called a New World Order. All African and other non-European people should be on the alert, because a new form of slavery could be more brutal and more sophisticated than the slavery of the Christopher Columbus Era. Africans and other non-European people must plan and strategize for a New World Order distinctly their own that will be developed by them, for them. Our mission should be not to conquer Europe, but to contain Europe within its borders and let it be known that anything Europe wants from other parts of the world can be had through honorable trade.

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