African Americans Involved In Slavery

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Africans were involved in slavery many years before the Europeans. They never based their slavery on race, but on strong vs.weak(tribes). A system where Monarchs, Merchants,and Mercenaries was the chain of being. War was a part of everyday life in Africa, so the tribe that won the war would take other tribe members in hostage. Port Loko, a city with Tempnies(collected captives) , would border slaves in ships, send them down the river where they would be sold to the Europeans for profits. Slavery was an ongoing profit before the Europeans had even came around; it was a common business. The slave traders were from guys that were Great Warriors or Chief. In Port Loko, to this day their are still people of ancestors who profited from the trade.
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