The quest for Lord Stanley's goblet began Thursday night in Chicago, St. Louis and Anaheim.
Youdontknowsht: That is hilarious. Lets list off some of the countries in the UN that had African slaves, Britain, which is responsible for the first African slaves in North America. Back when the US was just British controlled colonies, Britain brought African slaves in to work tobacco plantations and elsewhere. Britain had slaves, France had Slaves, Spain had slaves, Portugal was at the center of the African slave trade, Argentina, Brazil, well every country in the Americas had African slaves, this is because Spain controlled South and Central America including Mexico, Britain controlled a chunk of North America along with France who controlled Canada. The African slavery issue started before the United States even existed. So why does the US have to pay restitution and why don't these other countries. Also this is just a short list of countries that had African slaves. The majority of African slaves were delivered from the Portuguese slave ships to Brazil. Argentina, Mexico, Cuba, Columbia, El Salvador, Chili, Peru, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica etc. etc. all had African slaves, however it is the US who is supposed to pay restitution. I have a better idea, if there is an African slave who was a slave in the US before slavery was abolished in the US, still alive, then we owe them restitution since they were the ones who actually lived thought the slavery and did the work as a slave without pay. However, since slavery was abolished 151 years ago, there isn't any African slaves alive from back then, so lets just move on. I think a slavery museum is a great idea, maybe we as a people will see that slavery is in a museum so it is dead and gone, history, in the past, you have to go to a museum to see it. It is like a wild west museum about gunslingers like Jesse James, does his great, great, great grandchildren have to pay restitution to the banks? No we have moved on past the things that happened during this time, and it was 134 years ago.