Chiedozie Omeje

The US Government’s Unethical Role in the Sterilization of African American Women During the 20th Century

The abuse of sterilization suffered by black women was completely ignored until 1973 when the case of Relf v. Weinberger greeted the court in Alabama.

How Christian Slave Owners Used the Bible Story of Ham to Justify Their Enslavement of Africans

Slaveholders claimed that the black race descended from Ham, and like Canaan, to come from Ham is to be a slave. Some slaveholders removed Canaan entirely from the story and bestowed the curse on Ham whom they claimed was the progenitor of the black race.

Transatlantic Slavery: How European Offers of Weaponry Lured African Chiefs into Slave Trade

It has been a pile of decades since the abolition of slavery. However, in another context, one can argue that what happened to slavery wasn't abolition but evolution. This article will not dwell on this debate as it is...

Slave Brokerage: How Early U.S. Newspapers Facilitated The Sales And Purchase Of Slaves

For over a century, beginning from the 1700s, the publication of slave sales ads was among the most lucrative sources of income for newspaper owners.

Slave Breeding in the US: How Enslaved Africans were Bred Like Livestock in the 19th Century

Slave breeding was a practice that occurred in the antebellum United States, in which slave owners would breed enslaved Africans for the purpose of increasing their economic value as property

Drapetomania: the Scientific Justification of Slavery and Abuse of Enslaved Africans in America

Drapetomania was a pseudoscientific theory that was used in the mid-19th century to explain why enslaved African Americans would attempt to escape slavery in the United States.

Project Atlantropa: A German Architect’s Plan To Merge Europe And Africa Into One

In Sörgel's Atlantropa, white Europeans would rule as the dominant race, using black Africans as a strictly segregated source of manual labor.

How Enslaved Black Women Resisted Slave Breeding By Using Cotton Roots as Contraceptives

Slave breeding was a slave multiplication agenda. It was implemented by slave owners through a forced sexual relation between the male and female slaves and between masters and their female slaves.

How the Church of England Made £10.1 Billion From the Transatlantic Slave Trade

In 1704, the Church of England established a scheme called Queen Anne's Bounty to support poor clergymen. It was from donations made to this fund that the clergymen who managed it started investing in transatlantic slavery, a booming trade...

Kimpa Vita: For Portraying Jesus as a Black Man, This African Prophetess Was Burnt Alive in 1706

Donna Beatriz's (kimpa vita) Antonianism rejected the Catholic rituals of baptism, confession, and prayer. It also refused the cross, claiming it is to blame for Christ's death.

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Chiedozie is a writer and a reader. He is also a firm believer that man's idiocy is the reason he claims he's a higher animal.
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Arthur St. Clair: The Black Minister Lynched for Presiding Over a Mixed-Race Marriage in 1877

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