BC: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African_slave_trade http://autocww.colorado.edu/~blackmon/E64ContentFiles/AfricanHistory/SlaveryInAfrica.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_slavery
FC: Slavery In Africa
1: Slavery in Africa was a terrible thing. Many slaves were beat very badly and treated like animals. The slave-trade was mostly in Africa, but it affected slaves world-wide. Slavery has been happening for a very long time. The earliest signs of slavery were discovered 3,500 years ago. The Europeans didn't care about any of the slaves. The only reason they gave them food and kept them in good shape was to sell them. Families and societies were destroyed because of slavery. Parents lost their children, children, lost their parents, brothers, and sisters lost each other. Many slaves died because the Europeans treated them like animals instead of human beings. They were given old clothes, old food, and many more terrible things.
2: Africans were treated unfairly, and they weren't able to live their normal lives. I don't think its right the way their family members get taken away, and they never get to see them ever again. If a slave was weak the Europeans would call them "worthless" because nobody would buy a weak slave.
4: The Atlantic Slave Trade took place from the 16th century to the 19th century. Many slaves were shipped across the Atlantic Ocean. They were first shipped to North and South America. People think more than 12 million slaves were shipped across. Many people called the slave trade the "African Holocaust" because it was such a big disaster. Many slaves died on the way to the Americas because they were beaten so badly or they were considered "worthless".