Yes functioning, intelligent, brilliant, culturally rich people were taken, and THEN broken AND THEN made into slaves.
Lord. THANK YOU.
I’m sick of seeing supposed ‘scholars’ and ‘scholarly papers’ using the term ‘African slaves.’
They were ENSLAVED.
No one is born a slave. You are born a human being, a person.
And someone ELSE enslaved you.
By continuously writing ‘African slaves’ again, you are denying the same humanity colonizers and slave mongers denied Africans.
Just stop it already.