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We have Slave Names by Malcolm X
We have Slave Names by Malcolm X
Published: 2008/04/21
Channel: MaLon Israel
Slave Names
Slave Names
Published: 2017/02/06
Channel: Moreh Yoshiyahu Dauid
Minister Farrakhan - Slave names
Minister Farrakhan - Slave names
Published: 2016/08/21
Channel: Maarifacircle
Keep Your Family
Keep Your Family's Slave Name
Published: 2014/07/15
Channel: Janice JNice
Slave Names Before The Change
Slave Names Before The Change
Published: 2015/02/22
Channel: Anuahyahu Ban Yahudah Yasharal
What is a Slave Name?
What is a Slave Name?
Published: 2011/08/13
Channel: Abdul Muhammad
Ladainian Tomlinson: I
Ladainian Tomlinson: I'm MIXED & PROUD of Slave Master Name!
Published: 2017/08/08
Channel: 70,000,000 views
Hispanic Slave Last Names..
Hispanic Slave Last Names..
Published: 2017/02/16
Channel: Famous Wolf
2Pac Gives His Opinion On African and Slave Names (Interview)
2Pac Gives His Opinion On African and Slave Names (Interview)
Published: 2010/06/01
Channel: Tupac
Do you still have a slave name?  NAAZIR RA
Do you still have a slave name? NAAZIR RA
Published: 2016/11/27
Channel: thehiddenself
What Is A Slave Name?
What Is A Slave Name?
Published: 2017/07/30
Channel: Pharaoh Said That
The Hebrew Names of the Trans-Atlantic Slave trade
The Hebrew Names of the Trans-Atlantic Slave trade
Published: 2016/12/25
Channel: Hebrew Nation Building
Black People have the last names their slave master!
Black People have the last names their slave master!
Published: 2017/01/03
Channel: RoneProductionz TM
SHOULD I CHANGE MY SLAVE NAME [YAHUWAH]
SHOULD I CHANGE MY SLAVE NAME [YAHUWAH]
Published: 2016/12/19
Channel: deptistill
The First Slave Ship To South America Name Was JESUS
The First Slave Ship To South America Name Was JESUS
Published: 2013/12/31
Channel: stevie lundyjr
the biblical names of the Africans in the transatlantic slave trade
the biblical names of the Africans in the transatlantic slave trade
Published: 2016/05/04
Channel: 87kodak
Embracing your Colonial Slave names and Culture.
Embracing your Colonial Slave names and Culture.
Published: 2017/08/13
Channel: NAKMEEZY
LEO MUHAMMAD: Your Slave Name!
LEO MUHAMMAD: Your Slave Name!
Published: 2011/01/06
Channel: respectforlifefilms
Why I Legally Changed My "Slave" Name.
Why I Legally Changed My "Slave" Name.
Published: 2016/10/25
Channel: Evan Worldwind
*Malcolm X Explains Slave Names*
*Malcolm X Explains Slave Names*
Published: 2016/12/03
Channel: Shady 702
Slavery by Another Name
Slavery by Another Name
Published: 2014/07/05
Channel: See Black See Power
My Slave Name
My Slave Name
Published: 2015/09/20
Channel: 20Something Podcast
Black People - GIVE THE WHITE MAN BACK HIS SLAVE LAST NAME
Black People - GIVE THE WHITE MAN BACK HIS SLAVE LAST NAME
Published: 2017/03/09
Channel: Brother Ben X
Neely Fuller Jr- Dark/Black And Keeping The Slave Name
Neely Fuller Jr- Dark/Black And Keeping The Slave Name
Published: 2017/10/17
Channel: Victor of RWS
WORSHIP SONG-am no longer a slave VS THERE IS POWER IN THE NAME OF JESUS TO BREAK EVERY CHAIN
WORSHIP SONG-am no longer a slave VS THERE IS POWER IN THE NAME OF JESUS TO BREAK EVERY CHAIN
Published: 2017/06/07
Channel: Fortech Systems TV
How To Change Your Slave Name
How To Change Your Slave Name
Published: 2017/07/27
Channel: Pharaoh Said That
Slave Voyages.org - A People Called by HIS Name YAH - 2 Chronicles 7:14 KJV
Slave Voyages.org - A People Called by HIS Name YAH - 2 Chronicles 7:14 KJV
Published: 2017/06/12
Channel: Hebrew Gyal Jo!
So We Have To Change Our Slave Names But Not The Most High And His Sons???
So We Have To Change Our Slave Names But Not The Most High And His Sons???
Published: 2015/12/03
Channel: GMS Shar Ahmath Ba
Tupac : Slave Names vs. African Names
Tupac : Slave Names vs. African Names
Published: 2017/04/07
Channel: Enaese
THE HIDDEN NAMES OF THE SLAVE
THE HIDDEN NAMES OF THE SLAVE'S
Published: 2013/09/13
Channel: Yahab Yahsedeq Ysraylyah
Farrakhan asks why you celebrate your slave master
Farrakhan asks why you celebrate your slave master's name
Published: 2017/01/15
Channel: Boyce Watkins
SLAVE NAMES (Are you happy to have a SLAVE NAME?)
SLAVE NAMES (Are you happy to have a SLAVE NAME?)
Published: 2011/08/31
Channel: HiddenBlackHistory
Malcolm X : Slave Names
Malcolm X : Slave Names
Published: 2016/07/17
Channel: Enaese
Do YOU have a slave name..
Do YOU have a slave name..
Published: 2017/05/16
Channel: Re Ankh Heru
Abolish Your Slave Name
Abolish Your Slave Name
Published: 2015/10/11
Channel: Pharaoh Said That
RE:Keep Your Family
RE:Keep Your Family's Slave Name
Published: 2014/07/16
Channel: KNOWLEDGESPEAKSTRUTH
Brand Name Slave
Brand Name Slave
Published: 2014/09/23
Channel: Various Artists - Topic
Peter Griffin Is a Black Slave
Peter Griffin Is a Black Slave
Published: 2014/09/30
Channel: Petаr Petrov
CHANGE YOUR SLAVE NAME TO A NAME THAT REPRSENTS YOUR CHARICTORISTICS
CHANGE YOUR SLAVE NAME TO A NAME THAT REPRSENTS YOUR CHARICTORISTICS
Published: 2012/12/22
Channel: blackfistmagazine
Slave Names   2
Slave Names 2
Published: 2015/03/27
Channel: Bury and Associates
My name is Noah. I am a slave.
My name is Noah. I am a slave.
Published: 2016/01/16
Channel: UndergroundWGN
Farrakhan; Give them back your slave name!
Farrakhan; Give them back your slave name!
Published: 2015/10/15
Channel: DEMLLC
Was Jesus A Slave Ship?
Was Jesus A Slave Ship?
Published: 2016/02/01
Channel: TruthUnveiled777
Rutgers Slave Names
Rutgers Slave Names
Published: 2017/02/09
Channel: Chasing News
Birth certificate is your slave NAME - please learn this. IMPORTANT
Birth certificate is your slave NAME - please learn this. IMPORTANT
Published: 2017/07/16
Channel: Jimmy Tenamé
FUNNY AS HELL. Slave names helped.
FUNNY AS HELL. Slave names helped.
Published: 2015/05/21
Channel: deejonesss
Roadside Chat #4.., Should Free Gentile Patriots Drop their Slave Name ?
Roadside Chat #4.., Should Free Gentile Patriots Drop their Slave Name ?
Published: 2017/04/01
Channel: Bravo Von Muller
New Orleans School Changes its name from former Slave Owner 1994
New Orleans School Changes its name from former Slave Owner 1994
Published: 2016/02/06
Channel: Classic New Orleans TV
African American: before Slave where s last name come from? family come from what country in Africa?
African American: before Slave where s last name come from? family come from what country in Africa?
Published: 2012/01/10
Channel: Pixie02Pixie
your "SLAVE NAME"!!! PT1
your "SLAVE NAME"!!! PT1
Published: 2017/07/06
Channel: ROBERT WOOD
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A slave name is the personal name given by others to an enslaved person, or a name inherited from enslaved ancestors. Modern use of the term applies mostly to African-Americans and West Indians descended from enslaved Africans who retain the name given to their ancestors by the enslavers.

Changing from a slave name to a name embodying an African identity became common after emancipation by those in the African Diaspora seeking a reconnection to their cultural roots.[citation needed]

Ancient Rome[edit]

In Rome slaves were given a single name by their owner. A slave who was freed might keep his or her slave name and adopt the former owner's name as a praenomen and nomen. As an example, one historian says that "a man named Publius Larcius freed a male slave named Nicia, who was then called Publius Larcius Nicia."[1]

Historian Harold Whetstone Johnston writes of instances in which a slave's former owner chose to ignore custom and simply chose a name for the freedman.[2]

African Americans[edit]

A number of African-Americans and Jamaican Americans have changed their names out of the belief that the names they were given at birth were slave names. An individual's name change often coincides with a religious conversion (Muhammad Ali changed his name from Cassius Clay, Malcolm X from Malcolm Little, and Louis Farrakhan changed his from Louis Eugene Walcott, for example)[3][4] or involvement with the black nationalist movement (e.g., Amiri Baraka and Assata Shakur).[5]

Some organizations encourage African-Americans to abandon their slave names. The Nation of Islam is perhaps the best-known of them. In his book, Message to the Blackman in America, Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad writes often of slave names. Some of his comments include:

  • "You must remember that slave-names will keep you a slave in the eyes of the civilized world today. You have seen, and recently, that Africa and Asia will not honor you or give you any respect as long as you are called by the white man's name."[6]
  • "You are still called by your slave-masters' names. By rights, by international rights, you belong to the white man of America. He knows that. You have never gotten out of the shackles of slavery. You are still in them."[7]

The black nationalist US Organization also advocates for African-Americans to change their slave names.[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roman Nomenclature at vroma.org
  2. ^ Johnson, Harold Whetstone; Johnston, Mary; Names of Freedmen; 1903, 1932; forumromanum.org
  3. ^ "Louis Farrakhan Biography". Database. Biography.com. Retrieved 2011-10-20. 
  4. ^ "Muhammad Ali Biography". Database. Biography.com. Retrieved 2011-10-20. 
  5. ^ Deburg, William L. Van, "Modern Black Nationalism: From Marcus Garvey to Louis Farrakhan", NYU Press (1997), p 269, ISBN 0-8147-8789-4
  6. ^ Muhammad, Elijah; Message to the Blackman; Chapter 24; seventhfam.com
  7. ^ Muhammad, Elijah; Message to the Blackman; Chapter 34; seventhfam.com
  8. ^ "NGUZO SABA (The Seven Principles)" From : US Organization website

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