How Blacks have Irish Last Names | Ever wonder how a lot of African Americans & Caribbean have Irish last names? Is not because of Irish slave owners, no erase that foolishness……don’t think Gone With The Wind and the O’Hara plantation. What a lot of people don’t know is that Irish were slaves too, hundreds of thousands were sent to work in the West Indies and they blended with the black slaves thus we have Irish names like McFadden, McDonalds, etc. CLICK to read more
I cringe when some teachers only cover slavery (slave trade, plantations, etc.)! The students already know that people of color in America were held in bondage! Teach more! Help raise self awareness and support self love! Black History
Jamaican Maroons. Maroons in New Nanny Town, Jamaica: The word Maroon describes people who escaped slavery by seeking refuge in the mountains; it comes from the Spanish word cimarrón meaning people who live on mountain tops. The Maroons successfully escaped their plantations and formed independent militas/communities of free people. In some instances, the Maroon were so feared that some colonizers were forced to sue for peace.
THE END OF SLAVERY While Union victory in the South brought an end to slavery, most plantation estates remained intact and under white ownership after the Civil War. African Americans were now free to leave but many, having no reasonable options, stayed on with their former owners and continued to work for a few more years as tenants or as sharecroppers. However, emancipation brought about a significant transformation for black people and word of their release was received with intense ...