What Does The Middle Passage Mean To Me Essay

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If I would be given the privilege of having a super power, I would choose the ability to go back in time. I would like to see with my own eyes, and witness the cruelty, the hardship, the sorrow, the hope, the courage, the aspiration, and the freeing of African slaves, and report every single detail. Although I thought that I had a considerable knowledge about what had happened from a previous Black Studies class, but the truth is that Michael Gomez brought more insight and awareness about the beginning of the slavery story through the Reversing Sail. Unlike any other history book I have read, he took me back in time to the homeland of those who were to become African Americans, Africa, the roots, the rich history, and the great civilization. Walking us towards the American slavery, I admired him going through the origin of the slave trade where the ancestors were captured unwillingly in Africa, and describing one of the agonizing journey “the Middle Passage” across the Atlantic Ocean to America.

The Middle Passage represents the enslavement and transportation of Africans to the new world, and marks the origin of the modern African diaspora. It was a despicable experience
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Although, some or a lot of African Americans in our society still suffer from the slavery sequela, and the burden of racism, but we cannot disagree that their remarkable progress and integrity in such a short time is astonishing, and the best example is having a first African American president in the history of the United States. It is not surprising for the ancestors that came from the birthplace of humanity, and endure a harrowing journey of torture to be brave enough and overcome the injustice by preparing the ground of freedom to the upcoming generations, because when it comes to African Americans, what does not kill you make you stronger is a reality, and the best is yet to
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