Sunday, October 10, 2004
Maafa is the commemoration to honor the millions of Africans who died in the TransAtlantic Slave Trade/Middle Passage. I didn't know Maafa is celebrated nationally but I was able to find several sites on Mafaa on the internet.
I think the Maafa memorials are a great idea, the kidnapping of African people from their homes, family and friends is one of the major tragedies of man. Thousands died on the seas being shipped as contraband in filthy cramp conditions their adductor supplied. Maafa is a time to remember them and all our ancestors.
The video camera was a loaner and the battery was dead in about 15 minutes. Fortunately, I brought the digital camera.
These are some pictures from the MAAFA Ocean Beach California 2004
Altar at the Gates of no Return
Walking with the Ancestors
Remembering the Ancestors