by Farida Dawkins, at 05:00 pm, November 08, 2018, History

10 shocking facts about slavery that everyone should know

A depiction of a slave revolt...Age of revolution

The slave trade is a complicated period in history that continues to negatively affect Africans and African Americans alike. As more time passes, details emerge about the tragic event that has been kept hidden for hundreds of years.

Slavery is hastily taught in the American educational system and swept under the rug in the African curricular system.

Now, we’ve compiled a list of the gory details of slavery that are not widely discussed but is imperative to note. As the old adage goes, you don’t know where you’re going until you know where you have been.

Here are 10 shocking facts about slavery that everyone should know:

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