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dianeaudreyngako:

This little island standing alone in the middle of the River Gambia was known as James Island until 2011 when the Gambian government renamed it Kunta Kinteh Island. It’s terrible history of slavery will be known by anyone who has read the book or seen the TV series ‘Roots’, all based on fact, by Alex Hayley.
The island is now much smaller than it was in the 1600’s owing to erosion by the fast flowing river but still has the remains of some of the original buildings and a holding cell which one can go into and see what the slaves had to endure.
©Oldt1mer - Keith #Gambie #Visiterlafrique

dianeaudreyngako:

This little island standing alone in the middle of the River Gambia was known as James Island until 2011 when the Gambian government renamed it Kunta Kinteh Island. It’s terrible history of slavery will be known by anyone who has read the book or seen the TV series ‘Roots’, all based on fact, by Alex Hayley.

The island is now much smaller than it was in the 1600’s owing to erosion by the fast flowing river but still has the remains of some of the original buildings and a holding cell which one can go into and see what the slaves had to endure.

©Oldt1mer - Keith #Gambie #Visiterlafrique

tamorapierce:

jamietheignorantamerican:

"The Police say the fire was accidental."

Oh. Riiiiight. The Police. The Ferguson Police. The Police who stepped on and let their dogs urinate on the Mike Brown Memorial. The Ferguson Police who covered up Mike Brown’s shooting, the Police who started martial law and shot rubber and wood bullets into crowds of peaceful protestors. The Ferguson Police. That Police??? I DUNNOOOOOO.

I have to admit, a certain degree of cynicism applies here.