Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Memory for the Slaves

Old Slave Market
Close to 600.000 people were sold here between 1830 and 1873.
Unguja Island, Zanzibar, Tanzania

13 comments:

James said...

It's a powerful image and very sad to think about. It's also strange to think that some of my ancestors could have passed through this place.

tapirgal said...

The way they did this really brings home the degradation and pain. As James said, it's a very powerful image, so sad, but so important to remember.

Cezar and Léia said...

This is a touching post...
God bless you!
Cezar

Photo Cache said...

that is such a powerful image.

Serline said...

Yes, and right to the point.

Kilauea Poetry said...

It's a grim reminder and one we can't forget huh?! So much out there and frightening to realize some things actually get repeated if we aren't careful. Thanks JM.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

I am pleased these time passed and were abolished. Makes one look back at history and think about cruel things which was done.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

What an excellent shot JM !! Really appreciated this one !!Great

Jacob said...

When I taught American history, we spent some time on slavery...and always watched the Roots series. This is an impressive memorial!

Tinsie said...

Without a doubt, an impressive and emotion-provoking memorial. Thanks for sharing.

T. Becque said...

What a powerful and grim memorial. I think that might be the best memorial I've seen. It really brings to life what actually happened. Thanks.

Rajesh said...

This images surely say lot of things about the horrifying acts in those days.

Beth Niquette said...

That is so heartbreaking. I cannot imagine why people would choose to treat another person this way just because of the color of their skin.