Antigua

C Encyclopaedia Africana July 2, 2021 CARIBBEAN HISTORIES REVEALED: 20TH CENTURY TRANSITIONS (NATIONAL ARCHIVES, UK)

At the time that this picture was taken, Antigua was under British Colonial rule. Its very existence proves that the British were content to let their subjects live in abject squalor, document it and send it back for filing.

Encyclopaedia Africana T October 9, 2020 BRITAIN’S INVOLVEMENT WITH NEW WORLD SLAVERY & THE TRANSATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE: BRITISH LIBRARY

Many of the enslaved Africans were branded with the initials ‘DY’, standing for Duke of York. They were shipped to Barbados and other Caribbean islands to work on the new sugar plantations, as well as further north to England’s American colonies.

Encyclopaedia Africana J August 23, 2020 JAMAICA KINCAID

After attending primary school during the British colonial era, Jamaica left the island and migrated to New York, leaving her birth name behind her.

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