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James Soyemi Historical Significance of Race in America (Section 5) Prof. Stanford Short Assignment on Documentaries So far this semester, we viewed two documentaries in class. These documentaries are entitled “Middle Passage: Transatlantic Slave Trade” and “Ida B. Wells: The African American Experience”. Although both documentaries depicted two different time periods in African American history, the struggles and inequality are shown. In the 1600’s, slavery was an economic necessity. European nations, South America, and North America had a triangular route that exchanged slaves, goods, and other minerals. An interesting point in this documentary was the “Point of No Return”. These white castles built on the coast were used to hold slaves captives before being brought on ships. This stuck out to me because, many history text books and films does not include this. The love many slaves had for their homeland made them jump overboard, so they can die in their homeland. An interesting ratio is that 2 out of every 10 salves died. Inexperienced doctors threw
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This note was uploaded on 09/21/2011 for the course MOSAIC 0852 taught by Professor Raymondhalnon during the Spring '09 term at Temple.

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