The Atlantic slave trade: What too few textbooks told you - Anthony Hazard

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    Slavery has occurred in many forms throughout the world, but the Atlantic slave trade -- which forcibly brought more than 10 million Africans to the Americas -- stands out for both its global scale and its lasting legacy. Anthony Hazard discusses the historical, economic and personal impact of this massive historical injustice.
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  • تويستد/2Sted

    Now they be banging white chicks!! Hail maniggas

  • Kenneth Arul
    Kenneth Arul 4 hours ago

    The impact still continues...

  • Mia Mia
    Mia Mia 5 hours ago

    What school Books won't teach you. The Bible was used as a tool to control slaves. Watch the clips. The Birth of a Nation.

  • Trash Dove
    Trash Dove 8 hours ago

    Jews did it. Saved ya 5 minutes.

  • The Conscious Chronic
    The Conscious Chronic 9 hours ago

    Boring!!!!!!!!

  • chinee111458
    chinee111458 9 hours ago

    😂😂😂

  • Illuminated
    Illuminated 10 hours ago

    G biased media that ignores the fact that slavery is the norm in Africa and that slaves in the western hemisphere were treated vastly better than in Africa or Mid East.
    Will Ted be doing any media pieces on how slavery is alive and well in Africa and the Middle East and Asia?
    Or are they simply trying to stoke racial animosity?

  • Illuminated
    Illuminated 11 hours ago

    Will Ted be doing any pieces on the millions upon millions of Europeans taken into slavery by muslims and Mongolians?
    I won't hold my breath.

  • Wadjet
    Wadjet 11 hours ago

    *lets talk about mental slavery ( christianity & islam )*

  • Nova
    Nova 13 hours ago

    Let's talk about Chinese slavery next!

  • Richard North
    Richard North 19 hours ago

    14 to 35 white guys are not going to land their ship and capture 200 to 400 warrior and live to tell about it. Get real, they paid for them, da

    • Shenda Washington
      Shenda Washington 14 hours ago

      This small amount of white man were only able to take us because our rock the Most High was no longer with us.
      Deuteronomy 32:30
      [30]How should one chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight, except their Rock had sold them, and the LORD had shut them up?

  • Gristle Von Raben
    Gristle Von Raben 19 hours ago

    Horribly sad.

  • Tj Marcarno
    Tj Marcarno 21 hour ago

    I swear I wish I could go back and help my ancestors

  • Markie Poo Harling

    Another case of Christians picking and choosing what Biblical "laws" they were apt to follow and which they chose to ignore. While their ignorance is mind boggling as their holy book gives them instructions about they slaves the own. Rules and regulations because slaves as well as wives were simply put, property.

  • Israelite Reign
    Israelite Reign Day ago

    Exodus 21:16.

  • Israelite Reign
    Israelite Reign Day ago

    The so-called "NEGROS" are the fallen race of HEBREW ISRAELITES (The Most High God of Israel's Chosen People)

  • Donna P Cargile
    Donna P Cargile Day ago

    He who lead into captivity shall GO INTO CAPTIVITY. This was TOTAL UNRIGHOUSNESS.

  • Lucy Bertie
    Lucy Bertie 2 days ago +2

    Japhath verses shem ...................

  • Happy Hour
    Happy Hour 2 days ago

    Let’s rise .

  • haitipi
    haitipi 2 days ago +4

    Why was Europe left off continents involved?

  • henry hill
    henry hill 2 days ago

    This guy doesn't have all the details he's mixing truth with falsehood.

  • Buck Wheat
    Buck Wheat 2 days ago

    Over simplification with some truth and a lot of BS.

  • Supreme Freedom
    Supreme Freedom 2 days ago

    I THANK YOU WHOLEHEARTEDLY AND TIP MY HAT TO YOU; FOR EDUCATING, ENLIGHTENING AND INSPIRING THE YOUNGER GENERATION! I am trying to do the same with my Channel musically. Thus, I sincerely respect (ALL) kindred spirits such as yourself; who are equally as dedicated as I am. When it comes to awakening the minds and opening the eyes and hearts, spiritually enriching the young with knowledge of the uncorrupted (TRUTH).

  • boricuaboy4e
    boricuaboy4e 2 days ago

    Wow! This video blew my mind!

  • Nova
    Nova 2 days ago

    Very informative.

  • Lobonoir
    Lobonoir 2 days ago +1

    The arms race and slavery is still a fact in Africa today .

  • I Brownie
    I Brownie 2 days ago +2

    The Africans viewed the people they sold to the Europeans as the Israelite tribes that were hiding in their land.They were coming out of Israel due to persecution from the Romans. They traded the Hebrew Israelites to the Europeans and they went in diverse lands where tongues they did not know, there they were sold as bondsmen and bonds women, yoke's of iron was placed upon their necks(Deuteronomy 28) There they remained in captivity to this day and it will remain to be this way until the times of the Gentiles end. I finished your story, the true story 💕

  • David Williams
    David Williams 2 days ago +1

    American Indians are not from Africa LOL

  • Irulan Thompson
    Irulan Thompson 3 days ago +1

    “They were shaved to prevent lice” hehe😂 that’s hilarious considering the type of hair texture we have, we usually don’t get lice😬

  • Sweetski1964
    Sweetski1964 3 days ago

    Bringing the africans to north America was the worst thing thing in American history

  • The Hawk
    The Hawk 3 days ago +4

    Africa’s slavery paled in comparison to the demonic institution Europeans established.

    • Alexis Pruitt
      Alexis Pruitt 2 days ago +2

      Exactly. You can't even compare the cruelty.

    • Dr. William Pierce
      Dr. William Pierce 3 days ago +1

      You mean jews and their shabbos goy traitors. Yep, some things haven't changed.
      wethoughttheywerewhite.tumblr.com

  • Travis Aurand
    Travis Aurand 3 days ago

    Did you just say there Kings sold there own people. This isn't complete bs just mostly.

    • Red Sox 9904
      Red Sox 9904 3 days ago

      Travis Aurand THE KINGS DID SELL THEIR OWN PEOPLE, ITS A WELL KNOW FACT. Europeans recorded it and the Africans also recorded them selling their own people.

  • D. P.
    D. P. 3 days ago

    Ancient History you suppose to know is Middle Ages literature ruclip.com/video/61e_d5n_ERw/video.html

  • Keeping Shit Real
    Keeping Shit Real 4 days ago

    I can see years later how all of this food has been digested.RUclip is a smorgasboard for overeaters.

  • rocker
    rocker 4 days ago

    you didn't mention the slaving ships were owned by wealthy Jews.... ?

  • Tessa Brooks
    Tessa Brooks 4 days ago +3

    And African men generally do not grow beards...... But Hebrew israelites grow Full beards so they shave their beards off and he said it his cell

  • Tessa Brooks
    Tessa Brooks 4 days ago +2

    First thing slavery in the usa Did not END .........1807 ......more like 1865 .......and some Held slaves ....up.in to the 1900's

  • John Smith
    John Smith 4 days ago +2

    The Irish we're depicted as apes well into the late 19thC and v.early 20th. We were shipped to America in vessels euphemistically called "Coffin Ships", due to the abysmal conditions aboard and the large amount of deaths from contagious disease's. Most weren't allowed above decks for the entire journey and were even used as ballast. The Irish have a grim history, too many are unaware of outside Ireland. There are still peasants in the carribean, to this day, who speak with early 18thC Irish dialects and look like Paddy down the pub!! Look it up. Edit: And we're still a colonised country and people.

  • CLEAR THOUGHTS
    CLEAR THOUGHTS 4 days ago +1

    This was not slavery as the world thought slavery to be, this was a cruel captivity none like ever before seen, this was a Great and Mighty punishment, for our sins that we had committed, against "OUR GOD YHWH", learn your true history, you are not a byword, but an Israelite and our records are with us, it's called The Holy Bible" read it understand it, live it, as shameful as this segment of our history is, our overall story is glorious !!!!!!! 👍🏿👍🏿👍🏿

  • CLEAR THOUGHTS
    CLEAR THOUGHTS 4 days ago

    The Captivity of the house of Israel, our "GOD" promised, that one day we should remember "HIS" great Wrath no more, but he would place it upon all that has taken part in our captivity, let us all praise "HIS GREAT GOOD" and Glorious name....... SHALOM O Israel !! 👍🏿💪🏾

    • MIS315
      MIS315 3 days ago

      Oh please. That nonsense book is what justified this practice in the first place

  • G Howard
    G Howard 4 days ago

    Finish school, don’t use drugs, raise your children, be financially careful, show respect to LEO ‘s, dress respectfully and don’t waste your time complaining, it won’t help you! The past is over, move on ! GlennFHoward

  • G Howard
    G Howard 4 days ago

    Lincoln offered free transportation to ex-slaves. Few accepted it!

    • J S.
      J S. Day ago

      Yep, cheap offer. Same like someone offers the whites a ticket to go back to europe.

    • Danny Boyle
      Danny Boyle 2 days ago

      +Prodigal Son
      go back to africa, you dont belong in america

    • Prodigal Son
      Prodigal Son 3 days ago +1

      Why would they? They had nowhere to go. What was for them in Africa? No Nation except that which they grew up in.

  • hunter 20256
    hunter 20256 4 days ago

    Yeah they needed someone to wash there clothing

  • Cynthia Perry
    Cynthia Perry 4 days ago

    Once the africans found out what the heathen was doing to the slaves they should've killed them....

    • Red Sox 9904
      Red Sox 9904 3 days ago

      Cynthia Perry The Africans were the ones selling their own people.

  • Jackie Parken
    Jackie Parken 4 days ago

    If we do not know history we will continue to make the same mistakes

  • america the beautiful

    Look up Dr Tony Martin for real truths on slavery and who was really responsible.

  • Kael7777
    Kael7777 5 days ago

    Get your facts straight bob. Slavery of Africans dates back to the moors, and the moors were Muslims! Got it?

  • Shaunie James
    Shaunie James 5 days ago +1

    This is Exactly what my text book had.... tell me something different 🤔🤔🤔

  • Faye Parker
    Faye Parker 5 days ago

    10 tribes where are ready here when the white man arrived. Those were the ones they put into slavery. We are not from Africa. We are the aborigine people and they know it.

  • Munzazi evoge
    Munzazi evoge 5 days ago

    This was a criminal act, NEVER to happen again.

  • countryboy6767
    countryboy6767 6 days ago

    Uh oh www.cdbaby.com/cd/countryboy13

  • SPIRIT DOT
    SPIRIT DOT 6 days ago

    "Keep them dancing and curb rebellion" = Hollywood and Music Industry and Sports Industry and Fast food resturants. The ONLY thing changed is technology and slick talk.

  • Jeffery Evans
    Jeffery Evans 6 days ago

    ruclip.com/video/3NXC4Q_4JVg/video.html

  • burntbronz
    burntbronz 6 days ago

    Deuteronomy 28 68. those slaves were not African. they were Israelites sold by africans. to Europeans

  • Anjo Que
    Anjo Que 6 days ago +8

    Whats really frustrating is that other africans betrayed and sold their fellow africans

    • Lana
      Lana Day ago

      WRONG! AFRICANS SOLD HEBREWS!

    • Red Sox 9904
      Red Sox 9904 3 days ago +3

      Anjo Que Well they didn’t think of themselves as one “race”. Just like Europeans didn’t align with other Europeans just because they were white.

  • DeMarcus Watson
    DeMarcus Watson 6 days ago

    Lies!! Not even close to 10million!!

  • Jarl Carl
    Jarl Carl 6 days ago

    You're not telling the truth, its the jews who were the slavetraders.
    Arabs has taken lots more white europeans and africans than jews took africans to america.

  • Jimmy Tillman
    Jimmy Tillman 6 days ago

    Deuteronomy 28:68 describes who the true Jews of the Bible is. Scattered throughout the world

  • Jimmy Tillman
    Jimmy Tillman 6 days ago +1

    We were Hebrew Israelites before we went into Africa. 70ad the Jews ran down into Africa escaping the revolt

  • Chiquita Bonita
    Chiquita Bonita 6 days ago

    Ted-Ed, go write about where monkey men came from and what textbooks want tell you about artificial humans placed in the Caucus Mountains.

  • Ricky Raven
    Ricky Raven 6 days ago +2

    The real truth is that the slaves were the true Hebrews of Yisrayl, who fled into W. Africa and were sold to the Europeans by their envious African neighbors.

    • A Herald of The Aphotic Shadows
      A Herald of The Aphotic Shadows 2 days ago

      Dr. William Pierce
      Demonic mind control?....
      Well, you’ve already made it obvious that we shouldn’t put any stock in your lies.
      *The Muslim propagandists play you idiots like instruments.*

    • Dr. William Pierce
      Dr. William Pierce 3 days ago +1

      There are no "true" jews or hebrews, Israelites or whatever. It's all BS and jewish lies. The jews created it just for the sake of demonic mind-control.
      wethoughttheywerewhite.tumblr.com

  • David Lenz
    David Lenz 7 days ago

    Now let's talk about the Barbary Wars and the 2 million plus white European slaves in North Africa in the 18th and 19th centuries.

  • Mizzac
    Mizzac 7 days ago +1

    Not buying none of the oppressor's written accounts... Too much contradictory information to keep pushing this story

    • TheBatugan77
      TheBatugan77 5 days ago

      Okay then.
      Tell us all about the mud people.

  • Ali Hassan
    Ali Hassan 7 days ago

    I can decode your story and does not equal any thing you liar

    • Skillriner FQ
      Skillriner FQ 6 days ago +2

      ?....... Prove it. Put it all in a nutshell

  • Ben Yahudi
    Ben Yahudi 7 days ago +1

    So the Africans viewed the negros as non African and sold them to the Europeans. Thanks for the knowledge and truth.

  • Eddie Jefferson
    Eddie Jefferson 7 days ago

    False info

  • raven scott
    raven scott 7 days ago

    their kids are in the NFL and marrying white women.

  • Travis Richard
    Travis Richard 7 days ago +2

    Everything taught about slavery in schools was and is complete B.S even what you speak of my man.The majority of blacks in America are not from Africa they are from here copper colored Indians dont believe the hype.

  • Randy Montgomery
    Randy Montgomery 7 days ago

    These slaves were not Africans, but yet were the biblical Israelites who settled over in Africa once their homeland Jerusalem was invaded by the Romans in 70 A.D. These people are my forefathers. I AM, as the rest of my people are, the TRUE Jews of the world. If you read Deuteronomy 28, you will learn the True Gospel of Elohim.

  • Mia DoubleZeroSeven
    Mia DoubleZeroSeven 7 days ago

    Same bull$hit in the textbooks LEAVING OUT the fact that these were Hebrews, not Africans. That’s why they called them Negroes instead of Africans when they were sold. The Bible starting from Deuteronomy 28:68 describes the trade & reads like a history book. Africans sold Hebrews, not other Africans. After Moses led his people out of captivity they broke the laws of God & the curses are how you identify them.

  • Holly Owens
    Holly Owens 8 days ago

    Oh god they have been still doing it with prisoner

  • Nsi
    Nsi 8 days ago

    3:00 really... False images.. No discussions of the millions stolen.... Miseducation 101.. Glad I know the truth...

  • Sean Simon
    Sean Simon 8 days ago

    If this actually happened , where are the ships?

    • Sean MacGuire
      Sean MacGuire 8 days ago +1

      Sean Simon
      Destroyed or under the sea

  • Sean Simon
    Sean Simon 8 days ago +1

    Wow , do you actually believe this???????

  • Douglas Carter
    Douglas Carter 8 days ago

    White captains ? Jewish captains

  • Douglas Carter
    Douglas Carter 8 days ago

    What about white slaves? Tell em

  • Haleem Tokhi
    Haleem Tokhi 8 days ago

    that is so sad ):

  • ron taylor
    ron taylor 9 days ago

    The Below RUclip video title most likely will surprise you , but watch the video it will
    surprise you especially if you are a Democrat.
    The Inconvenient Truth About the Democratic Party
    I would post a link to the video but then no one would see the post , so sad that youtube is so geared toward the left that it doesnt allow the truth to be exposed by the right.hopefully some will watch the video , caution it may turn you around.

  • Tugorma SlimKing
    Tugorma SlimKing 9 days ago +1

    No! They knew those who were been sold were not just regular Africans, but Hebrews.

  • Tracy Slocum
    Tracy Slocum 9 days ago

    The lies my teacher told me

  • donald sanders
    donald sanders 9 days ago

    Too bad that we cannot just send them all back.

    • donald sanders
      donald sanders Day ago

      +Gyi Man And just where do you think the indians haled from?

    • Gyi Man
      Gyi Man 2 days ago +1

      I bet the Native Americans feel the same way!!!! Just send them back to their caves in the Caucasus mountains.

    • donald sanders
      donald sanders 3 days ago

      +Red Sox 9904 / Yes we offered, but sadly they knew where there bread was buttered.

    • Red Sox 9904
      Red Sox 9904 8 days ago

      donald sanders we tried (Liberia)

  • Yehudah Benlewi
    Yehudah Benlewi 9 days ago

    Bayview the people that they sold not as Africans by the Hebrews Israelites they knew they was from someplace else that's why they put so Lim we wasn't Africans these people was not Africans they was Hebrews they were Israelites you two-legged beasts

  • L. Hayes
    L. Hayes 9 days ago +4

    The Lake of Fire awaits ALL, did I say ALL ?!!! the participants of this despicable practice. FYI that includes the so called Founding Fathers.

    • L. Hayes
      L. Hayes 2 days ago

      You don't seem to mind showing your ignorance. Ham was not cursed. You can look it up...if you can read

    • David Hoffmann jr.
      David Hoffmann jr. 5 days ago +1

      Lol in Christianity, blacks are considered the curse of ham.thats why your women look the way they do, and your IQS are so low. Dont take my word for it. Do your research

  • Gerald Lewis
    Gerald Lewis 10 days ago +7

    And yet reparations aren't paid???

  • Julia Sawyer
    Julia Sawyer 10 days ago

    I know some people who need to watch this rn real talk

  • Juman Jiu
    Juman Jiu 10 days ago

    Seem like those white devils have a lot to answer for.

    • Nan Matau
      Nan Matau 9 days ago

      How? They're all long dead.

  • michael seth
    michael seth 10 days ago

    "History is not something that you read in a book, its not even the past, it's the present! Because we all, whether we know it, operate out of assumptions, assumptions that are only produced by one's history"..James Baldwin National Press Conference speech 1986, 11 months before dying of cancer.

  • Evin Chester
    Evin Chester 11 days ago +1

    It all boils down to this: MONEY. Money = power. Money = goods. Money influences people's decisions. Even people's morals and ethics. Funny how nothing was mentioned about the Arabs buying slaves. Nor the history of slavery in the Middle East. And others, not just Africans were enslaved. Slavery existed long before the "New World" was "found".
    But then, if you really want to study slavery, it will take a lot longer than this video ran.
    OH, white men did not go into the interior of Africa.
    They stayed along the coasts.

  • Self Discipline
    Self Discipline 11 days ago +1

    This is fake history.

  • Jury ov 6
    Jury ov 6 11 days ago

    That's it😂😂 .... like seriously I don't think we will be able to just go with a monolithic story like this in 21$t century

  • Ski Davis
    Ski Davis 11 days ago +1

    For every sin there is price, and the sins that they committed have not and will not go unpunished, in this life or this next.

    • Red Sox 9904
      Red Sox 9904 8 days ago

      Ski Davis Right, so the Africans that sold their own people will be punished. And so will the Arabs who bought them.

  • Rod James
    Rod James 11 days ago

    Ask yourself who owned the slaves? Answer. Ask the men with little hats

  • JoseAlfonsoEspaña
    JoseAlfonsoEspaña 12 days ago

    Slavery was cool

  • Awaken, Lion of Judah
    Awaken, Lion of Judah 12 days ago +3

    Africans sold Hebrews who were considered as outsiders

    • Awaken, Lion of Judah
      Awaken, Lion of Judah 8 days ago

      +Red Sox 9904 what Jews are you referring to? the Hebrews of the bible that were sold into slavery from africa suffered for 400 years to this day 150 million murders and counting

    • Red Sox 9904
      Red Sox 9904 8 days ago

      Awaken, Lion of Judah and yet everything is always blamed on the Jews even when they have suffered the most.

    • Wanna 22
      Wanna 22 9 days ago +1

      Finally!! And indeed true.. nowadays everything is so watered down I can't even decipher was true or not..

  • Awaken, Lion of Judah
    Awaken, Lion of Judah 12 days ago

    Truth behind slavery and racial injustice
    ruclip.com/video/EHfNBj_LWJ8/video.html

  • Awaken, Lion of Judah
    Awaken, Lion of Judah 12 days ago

    ruclip.com/video/1zWRsn5OmIE/video.html

  • Awaken, Lion of Judah
    Awaken, Lion of Judah 12 days ago

    facebook.com/notes/%D7%9C%D7%94%D7%AA%D7%A2%D7%95%D7%A8%D7%A8-%D7%90%D7%A8%D7%99%D7%94-%D7%A9%D7%9C-%D7%99%D7%94%D7%95%D7%93%D7%94-awaken-lion-of-judah/present-day-white-jews-that-occupy-israel-and-own-the-banks-are-not-jews/280537945991633/

  • Atzletr
    Atzletr 12 days ago

    The definition of slaves can be used for women aswell

  • Conscious One
    Conscious One 12 days ago

    This was b.s. this guy tries to paint a picture where the Africans were doing all the enslaving. He never mentioned whites going into inland and capturing slaves. A half truth is just as bad as a lie

    • Conscious One
      Conscious One 8 days ago

      +Dylan Szalay far from the case my friend.

    • Dylan Szalay
      Dylan Szalay 8 days ago

      +Conscious One Funny how you had to use humor because you know you're not at all qualified to talk about it

    • Conscious One
      Conscious One 10 days ago

      +Dylan Szalay I got my degree out of your mama's coochie. That is why I am qualified. Anymore questions!

    • Dylan Szalay
      Dylan Szalay 10 days ago

      And what makes you the foremost expert on the subject?

  • Davier Mosby
    Davier Mosby 12 days ago +2

    We African descendants are miraculous. We have beaten a system that has instituted a hatred that is intended to last forever. (The last 40 seconds of this video)

    • Davier Mosby
      Davier Mosby 8 days ago

      +Red Sox 9904 ???

    • Red Sox 9904
      Red Sox 9904 8 days ago

      Davier Mosby Really? What did you yourself do to defeat slavery?

    • Dylan Szalay
      Dylan Szalay 10 days ago

      It's not at all supposed to last forever. It's actually illegal to treat anyone more or less fairly based upon race. Take a look at the three different Equal Rights Acts.