African involvement in the Slave Trade

The question of Africans' complicity in the AtlanticSlave Trade was a central issue in the controversy which followed the screeningof Henry Louis Gates' 6-part television series on PBS in the USA and the BBC inthe UK in 2000. Contributions to the discussion which followed the series havebeen published on-line by the WEST AFRICA REVIEW at (requires subscription) (ISSUE Vol.1. Number 2 (2000) and ISSUE Vol. 1, Number 2a (2000) ) The quotations whichfollow deal only with the complicity issue and have been re-arranged.

The case against Henry LouisGates.

The defence

Statements in support of Gates

The Primary Role of Europeans inthe Slave Trade