November 28, 2012

Wordless Wednesday: Underwater Sculpture in Grenada Remembers African Holocaust

SOURCE: - 'Alkebulan' Pinterest Board


Unknown said...

All - Underwater sculpture, in Grenada, in honor of African Ancestors who were thrown overboard the slave ships during the Middle Passage of the African Holocaust.

Carolyn Moon said...

This is breathtaking! It was a holocaust by any measurement. Upon viewing this; I couldn't help but remember a passage the author Audre Lorde detailed in a heated discussion she had with a Jewish friend. The latter somehow felt that the Transatlantic atrocities did not merit the descriptive term 'holocaust' for it wasn't as apocalyptic as the Jewish holocaust at the hands of the Germans. Ms. Lorde learned an important lesson from that encounter re: how our ancestors were viewed by a progressive friend whom also was descended from a people with a history of enslavement and persecution.

Black folks suffering enslavement for centuries and exterminated by the millions just didn't meet the criteria for a holocaust!


My Mind's Sanctuary said...

How cares how anyone things of the African slave trade other than it changing then dynamics of a continent, people, every country on the planet, history to the present. Whether good or bad don't know yet .. . The story is still unfolding!