Thomas878 Wrote:
Sep 04, 2012 7:47 AM
I went to a grammar-school play in Antigua a few years ago. (I was the editor of the local daily.) The kids got dressed up in what they thought were the outfits of Spanish soldiers and portrayed a raid on an African village, scooping up the helpless blacks and dragging them into slavery. I pointed out in an editorial that no white soldier or any other European could venture any more than a couple of hundred yards from shore on pain of certain death, and that the slaves were delivered to the seaside dock (lockups) by Africans to be sold to the slavers (who were probably not Spanish anyway). This did not sit well with my Caribbean readers, who had been taught a far different tale. Sigh.