Well how about that — onlyÂ a tiny percentage of slavesÂ came from AfricaÂ to the New World. About 388,00 total.Â A tiny percentage of the total.
According toÂ PBS.orgÂ andÂ Dr. Henry Louis Gates, between 1525 and 1866, in the entire history of the slave trade to the New World, according to the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database,Â 12.5 million AfricansÂ were shipped to the New World. Only aboutÂ 388,000 were shipped to North America. Thatâ€™s right: a tiny percentage.
Today in Africa there are an estimatedÂ 9.2 million people living in modern day slavery.Â The population of Africa 2017Â is 1,256,268,025.
If Democrats and Republicans were serious about eliminating the blight of slavery they may want to focus on modern day Africa.
This week Nancy Pelosi and 12 Democrats will travel to Ghana to commemorate theÂ 400th anniversaryÂ of the first slaves from Africa arriving on American shores.
Will these Democrats speak out against the thriving slave trade in Africa today?