Tuesday, June 07, 2005

This image is for my brother Yao Tehuti. This image shows a "Jamaica House of Correction" for unruly slaves. The Africans are tied to a "treadmill", notice the construction of this instrument of torture. The Africans must run on the wheel like hamsters in a cage, with a sambo driver beating them with a whip. If you stopped running, the boards of the treadmill would beat agaisnt your legs until you were crippled........can you believe this machine actually existed? Was this thing used to provide electricity?

Jamaica 1837. Caption reads:" An interior view of a Jamaica House of Correction"


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