Olaudah Equiano And Phillis Wheatley's View On Religion

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The origin tale of the African American population in the American soil reveals a narrative of a diasporic faction that endeavored brutal sufferings to attain fundamental human rights. Captured and forcefully transported in unbearable conditions over the Atlantic Ocean to the New World, a staggering number of Africans were destined to barbaric slavery as a result of the increasing demand of labor in Brazil and the Caribbean. African slaves endured abominable conditions, merged various cultures to construct a blended society that pillared them through the physical and psychological hardships, and hungered for their freedom and recognition.
Before delving into the specifics of enslavement conditions in the New World, a peek into the slavery
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Equiano worked with British abolitionists to placate the conditions of poor black people by settling them in the new British West African colonies. Whereas, Wheatley’s works provided demonstrable evidence of reason, which was previously considered absent among African slaves. In her poem “On the Death of the Rev. George Whitefield”, Phillis Wheatley acclaims that the Africans “shall be sons, and kings, and priests to God.” The Reverend Alexander Crummell educated African Americans; later, he moved to Liberia as a missionary…show more content…
Almost all the slaves were born in the New World; with the end of the Atlantic slave trade, the diasporic population lost all touch with their indigenous culture. Although a few individuals afforded comfortable living conditions, most free black men and slaves still suffered deplorable conditions that followed the lack of education, wealth and political privilege. To ameliorate the conditions, free blacks determined to revoke the barricades that prevented them from getting formal education and enfranchisement rights; meanwhile, slaves continued to fortify their communal practices through religion and escape the appalling conditions by fleeing to the northern states through the Underground Railroad
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