The Atlantic Slave Trade Story We’ve Been Told Doesn’t Add Up

Once you go deeper in your research you’ll understand how the numbers given to us about The Atlantic Slave Trade have been dramatically exaggerated to cover up the fact Europeans enslaved millions of Africans that once ruled the American lands, re-classified them as Indians and negroes, then convinced the indigenous Africans that their American history started in Trans-Atlantic slavery in order to keep the stolen land for themselves.

If you were born and raised in America, regardless of race, you were more than likely taught in school that the so-called black people in America were brought here in slave ships from Africa. Which to a certain extent is true for sure. Upon further research you will find that the story they have given us just does not add up.

In fact, the more you examine the Atlantic Slave Trade you will come to the conclusion that a lot less (5 to 10 million max, as opposed to 100 million) Africans were brought to the Americas in that time. European colonizers came to America and enslaved millions of, “American Indians”. Which were actually the same people that are classified as negroes, African American, or African. Not to be confused with the Native Americans (East Asians) who are believed to have migrated to America through the Bering Strait.

Who were we before the first European settlers came to the land now commonly referred to as “America”? When you re-examine the popular narratives about American history and the slave trade taught to us in school history books you will quickly realize that Africans were already in America before Columbus. In fact, according to Ivan Van Sertima’s research, Africans brought civilization & culture to America. The farther back in American History the more African it gets.

Contrary to popular belief, Africans lived on the American lands before ‘Columbus’ and ruled. The people European explorers first saw in the new world had dark skin, wooly hair, broad noses, big eyes.


The popular belief about the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade could be summarized as:

Transatlantic slave trade, segment of the global slave trade that transported between 10 million and 12 million enslaved Africans across the Atlantic Ocean to the Americas from the 16th to the 19th century. It was the second of three stages of the so-called triangular trade, in which arms, textiles, and wine were shipped from Europe to Africa, slaves from Africa to the Americas, and sugar and coffee from the Americas to Europe.” –

Why Lie?

  • Adds credibility to the theory of White Supremacy.
  • It’s easier to manipulate the minds of people into believing a lie, then to physically exterminate an entire race.
  • Convincing the people Indigenous to America that they came from Africa allows Europeans to continue to steal and claim American lands without dispute, guilt, or retribution.
  • If millions of so-called blacks were to claim indigenous ancestry, America could not afford to pay us all back for grievances and stolen land, just like the ‘Native Americans’ (East Asian Descent).

5 Questions That Expose Why The Atlantic Slave Trade Story We Have Been Told Is A Lie

1. Where are the slave ships?

According to Encylcopedia Virginia,

Between 1517 and 1867, about 12.5 million Africans began the Middle Passage across the Atlantic, enduring cruel treatment, disease, and paralyzing fear.

With that many Africans allegedly taken from Africa to the Americas, there must have been a massive amount of ships to complete the job, but where are they? There are even websites out there that claim they have records of the number of slaves taken from various locations to the Americas [4]. So if you have that, why does it seem that no physical slave ships have been discovered?

Kamau Sadiki, working with a Smithsonian Institution project, sketches an exposed part of the shipwreck near Mobile, Ala. Experts have concluded it isn’t the slave ship Clotilda.
Lee Anne Wofford/AP

Years ago, a ship wreck in Alabama was discovered and believed to be a slave ship called Clotilda, but recents reports show this is just not the case [5].

To the best of my knowledge, even museums dedicated to black history or African history do not have any slave ships on display for historical analysis. There is another claim of a slave ship discovered in Cape Town, South Africa]. The information regarding this finding doesn’t prove to me that it is the so-called portuguese slave ship called the São José, but even if it is, where are the rest of the ships? Out of all the ships that supposedly took on the task of bringing African slaves to America, not one was officialy persevered? You mean to tell me that proud European explorers and colonizers that were fulfilling what they believed to be the work of god, didn’t keep any of the ships that apparently brought them much fame and fortune? It doesn’t add up.

2. Why Don’t The Atlantic Slave Trade Numbers Add Up?


Due to the wide fluctuations in the numbers regarding the slave trade, (# of ships, # of slaves, etc.) I’ll be estimating averages based off the most common narrative in American History, what they teach us in school. These numbers will also be similar to those that pop up when you search The Atlantic Slave Trade on google, this is what they tell us.

  • 12.5 Million Africans kidnapped from the continent of Africa.
  • About 300 Years, 16th to the 19th centuries.
  • Average of 400 slaves per ship.
  • 1 – 6 month journey, so let’s use a 3 month average.

Ok, let’s do some math.

We have a slave ship with 400 kidnapped Africans headed to America, even with this 3 month average journey, it is likely that only 2 trips max were possible. You have to remember, whenever these ships landed in the Americas they would’ve had to restock their ships and make necessary repairs for the journey back. This could take weeks and months in some cases.

12,500,000 Total Slaves Transported/400 Avg. # of Slaves Per Ship

When you divide the number of total slaves transported by the average amount of slaves that could fit on a slave ship you get the number of trips it takes to transport that amount to America.

It would take 31,250 trips to America to bring 12.5 million people from Africa to the Americas. Keep in mind this number is not including the trip back.

So if we are using 300 years as the estimated length of The Atlantic Slave Trade then when you divide the 31,250 trips by 300 years it gives you the number of trips to America per year required to bring 12.5 million people from Africa to the Americas in that length of time. That number is rounded to 104 trips to America per year.

We’ve already went over how these ships had to be making no more than 2 trips per year. So basically, making it to the Americas and back would’ve averaged to about one year.

That’s essentially a little over 100 ships per year coming to the Americas, one ship coming to in to port every 3 1/2 days, for 300 years.

African captives who survived the Middle Passage were scattered across ports throughout the Americas. Scholars have identified 179 such ports, where more than 11 million Africans were transported by European slavers. But twenty of those ports received more than eight million Africans. In Brazil, 1,839,000 landed in Rio de Janerio and a further 1,550,000 in Salvador de Bahia. Kingston, Jamaica received 886,000 Africans, and 493,000 landed at Bridgetown, Barbados. Cap-Français in Saint-Domingue (now Haiti) was the disembarkation point for 406,000 Africans, and Charleston, South Carolina (United States) 186,000.” –

Although scholars have discovered 179 ports scattered across the Americas, 20 of them seemed to receive a majority of the slaves.

So now we’re at more than 100 incoming ships per year headed primarily to 20 locations, for a period of 300 years to bring 12.5 million Africans to America. This doesn’t seem so unrealistic until you add in some key contributing factors:

  • Many slaves could not survive the harsh conditions of the journey & their imprisonment.
  • These were not technologically advanced military warships, these were relatively small sailboats traveling across an unforgiving ocean. Its questionable that the cheap & quickly made sailboats were able to withstand the rough seas. Some, if not many of these boats would’ve sank in the middle of the Ocean due to storms.
  • It’s easy for us to look at map and draw a clear arrow from one place to another. However, traveling the ocean without modern tools such as GPS would make it more likely that many ships frequently got lost on their journey. Also subsurface currents on The Atlantic Ocean had to have a major influence on navigation techniques . This would significantly add to the travel time, also increase the probability of the human cargo dying on the journey.

When you include just these few factors, it should help you realize that the numbers they’ve given us just doesn’t add up. In order for 12.5 million people to be brought across the ocean it would’ve required at least 3 to 4 times as many ships as they propose. They would’ve had to have 300 to 400 ships packed to the max leaving Africa every year, for 300 years non stop. These numbers don’t correlate with the available resources and technology of the European nations at that time period.

When you hear some historians estimate 50 to 100 million Africans came to the Americas in 300 years, you should really do the math and ask yourself, “is this possible?”. If your results prove it is not possible, then you should be asking yourself, “why are they lying about this?”.

3. How Could People Not Indigenous To America Farm Successfully On Unknown American Soil Without Training?

Through her organization FARMS, this farmers’ rights advocate is fighting for today’s farmers as well as the next generation. –

Farming and growing crops in America is much different than Africa.

Does it sound realistic that millions of Africans who’ve never been to America, were able to immediately start farming on an unknown terrain upon their arrival in the Americas? It would seem more likely that the Africans that were already in America were the ones to accomplish the agricultural endeavors forced upon them. Being that its been proven Africans have lived on what’s now called the Americas since the beginning of it’s earliest high civilizations by people like Ivan Van Sertima (They Came Before Columbus) and Alexander Von Wuthenau (The Art of Terrecotta Pottery in Pre-Columbian South and Central America). So with that in mind, wouldn’t it make more sense to seduce the obviously less savage indigenous peoples with tricks and lies then

History books tell us that Europeans at that time struggled with growing their own crops, that is until they were introduced to the techniques and strategies of the indigenous people to the land. This could lead people to suggest, ‘well the American Indians must have taught Africans how to grow crops in America.’ I highly doubt that, history would reflect quite the opposite story. It reflects of Africans coming to the Americas and bringing all of the elements of the greatest civilizations and ancient knowledge of Africa with them. I doubt that freshly invaded American Indians (who did not speak English yet) were able to be organized quickly and effectively for farming lessons through European translators to the masses of millions of Africans fresh off of slave ships who’ve yet to physically or mentally recover from their torturous journey to the Americas.

4. Where Did They Get Drinking Water For The Journey Across The Ocean?

There’s only 2 possible answers.

  1. Large barrels or other containers of drinking water were brought on board before the journey began.
  2. Desalination processes were used to convert salt water to fresh drinking water.

The first answer seems more logical, but would it have worked? Let’s try this theory out. So we have a slave ship (sailboat), with an average of 400 slaves and potentially a crew of 20 or so men. All of these people need drinkable water in order to survive this trip. Keep in mind that these crew members were essentially terrorist to these people from Africa, they consistently showed absolute disrespect, disgust and disdain to them. However they did not get paid for dead slaves, only living ones. So it was in their best interest to keep as many slaves alive as possible or else they basically made the one year round-trip to the Americas and back for nothing.

Conservatively speaking, let’s assume every person on the boat drank no more then a quarter gallon of water per day. Using the previous example of 420 people on the sailboat would put us at 104 gallons per day. If the journey across the ocean averaged about 3 months (90 days) then you would need approximately 9,540 gallons of water to keep everyone hydrated for the duration of the journey. Where would they have stored all of this water on the ships if slaves were packed like sardines, literally filling most of the available cargo space? Just to give you a perspective, if they used 50 gallon barrels to store the water then it would take 189 barrels to satisfy the hydration needs of the people on board. This is not even including the amount of food storage required to keep everyone alive and somewhat healthy for the journey. How could they possibly fit that many people & the necessary elements to keep them alive on the boat?

Now as far the European slavers converting salt water to drinkable water while in transit, at a rate of 104 gallons per day, it is not realistic by any accounts to expect that type of output until after the 1800’s.

The Secretary of state, to whom was referred by the H. of Representatives the petition of Jacob Isaacks of Newport in Rhode island, has examined into the truth and importance of the allegations therein set forth and makes thereon the following report.

The petitioner sets forth that by various experiments, with considerable labor and expence, he has discovered a method of converting salt water into fresh, in the proportion of 8 parts out of 10. by a process so simple that it may be performed on board of vessels at sea by the common iron Cabouse with small alterations, by the same fire; and in the same time which is used for cooking the ships provisions, and offers to convey to the government of the U.S. a faithful account of his art or secret to be used by or within the U.S. on their giving to him a reward suitable to the importance of the discovery and in the opinion of government adequate to his expences, and the time he has devoted to the bringing it into effect.” – Thomas Jefferson, Enclosure: Report on Desalination of Sea Water, 21 November 1791

5. If The First US Census Was Not Until 1790, How Are The Records That Support Millions Of Africans Coming to America Accurate?

The first census in the United States took place beginning on August 2, 1790. Although it took months to collect all the data from households, census takers were instructed to collect information as of August 2 –

August 2, 1790 was the first year the United States started keeping census records.

The first census began more than a year after the inauguration of President Washington and shortly before the second session of the first Congress ended. Congress assigned responsibility for the 1790 census to the marshals of the U.S. judicial districts under an act which, with minor modifications and extensions, governed census taking through 1840. The law required that every household be visited, that completed census schedules be posted in “two of the most public places within [each jurisdiction], there to remain for the inspection of all concerned…” and that “the aggregate amount of each description of persons” for every district be transmitted to the president.” –

So on one hand America tells that they have records from The Atlantic Slave Trade going to back to around the 15th & 16th century, but these are the same people who did not start keeping records of themselves until the beginning of the 18th century. What’s really going on here?


Just so we are clear, there was a slave trade that included Africans from Africa, Native Americans who immigrated across the Bering Strait, and the dark-skinned American Indians indigenous to America, descendants of Africans. The part I am trying to open your eyes to is the real story about the Atlantic Slave Trade is not the one they’ve been telling us.


It’s more likely that a few hundred thousand Africans were brought to the Americas rather than the 10, 20, 50 million our school history books might suggests. There may have been far less then that. There are too many inconsistencies and things that just don’t add up.

This is significant because if a few hundred thousand slaves did make it the Americas, between the violent transition from Africa via the middle passage and the brutal conditions experienced upon landing in the new world, birth rates of the slaves wouldn’t have been high enough to grow the African population.

When you consider the amount of labor required to build America for the Europeans, it couldn’t have been done with a relatively small population who’s birth rate struggled to exceed the death rate. The life expectancy of the freshly kidnapped Africans who barely survived the middle passage was low. Imagine, the harsh realities of being a woman with child, while simultaneously undergoing complete cultural annihilation and forced acclamation by way of physical violence. Does this seem like the type of environment that would encourage a sustainable birth rate amongst the African population?

There’s obviously a large demographic of ‘African Americans’ in America, not excluding Central and South America. Could they all have came from the small group of surviving victims of the Atlantic slave trade, overcame absolute cultural annihilation and slavery conditions that encouraged a negative birth rate (more babies dying then being born), and grew into a population of more then 47 million in just north America alone?

I’ve only presented a few key parts of the story that don’t seem right, but if you were to look into the information you’ve received and accepted as truth with more attention to detail then I’m insanely confident you’ll find more holes in the story. Eventually, you’ll get to the point where you say, “Well damn, if Europeans didn’t bring millions of Africans to the Americas then who are all these black people in America?”

black Indians

That’s the million dollar question. That’s the reason of this entire article. There is too much evidence pointing to the reality that when those European explorers came to the lands called America they saw us; black people, negroes, ‘colored folk’, African-Americans. Our melanin richness resembled people from Africa, and other indigenous people of the world, but that does not mean we came here on a slave ship.

They wanted to hide the fact your ancestors were once the ruling class of America, the real founding fathers of American civilization. The majority of the people enslaved by the europeans were the “copper colored races” indigenous to the American lands. You need to understand that those ‘Indians’ you hear about looked like so-called American blacks that were reclassified by the colonizers as Indians and negroes; in North, Central, and South America.

Malcolm X said, “We didn’t land on Plymouth Rock, Plymouth Rock landed on us!“. We have been lied to in order to keep us ignorant to the fact that ‘we have been exiled in our own land’ as Martin Luther King Jr. said. Millions of negro/african featured melanated people that were enslaved by the pale faces did not come here on slave ships, they were already here bringing life & civilizations to the Americas, we are still here.