Belinda the Afrikan



IMG_1782Belinda the Afrikan – Compelled to Servitude

Belinda the Afrikan was born into the Asanti Kingdom. She was kidnapped from her homeland and sold into slavery to the Royall Family on the island of Antigua and then to Mesford, Massachusetts.

Although denied the ability to read and write, Belinda the Afrikan would petition the government for what was rightfully hers – reparations for her slave labor. Tammy Denease takes you from the Volta River to the Boiling houses of Antigua to Medford, Massachusetts where the drama unfolds.

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