A new report from the International Trade Center, a non-profit that promotes human rights in the global economy, shows that Africans who arrived in the United States during the 17th century and later migrated to South America were mostly slave traders.
The report also found that, unlike African Americans, who have lived in the U.S. for generations, the enslaved African American population in the country has not fully recovered from the effects of the 1790s Black slave trade.
“In contrast, African Americans are now a relatively small minority in the African American community,” the report states.
“In the years since the slave trade, the number of African Americans living in the South has risen rapidly, reaching more than 6.5 million, making it one of the largest groups of African-Americans in the nation.
In contrast, the overall population of African American people has fallen by more than 10 percent since the mid-20th century.”
The report said the slave traffic that resulted in the demise of African slaves was not limited to the Americas, and included European slaves.
It was also not limited solely to the slave trades that began in Africa.
It also noted that African Americans were not the only ones affected by the slave-trading trade.
“Although slavery was primarily an African-American phenomenon, the United Nations declared that ‘all forms of involuntary servitude are intrinsically linked to and result from racial discrimination and injustice,'” the report stated.
“While African Americans constituted the largest group of slaves in the Americas during the period of the slave system, their numbers declined by more in the years following the slave trading.”
The study notes that the 1760s were the worst of the plantations that enslaved African Americans in the mid 1800s.
The report said African Americans remained a captive population in South Carolina, Louisiana, Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi.
The report did note that in the decades following the 1770s, African American populations in the states of North Carolina and Georgia increased, as did their numbers in Louisiana and Texas.