Queen Nzinga

A poem and advertizement by Simon, Brian, and Angel

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Queen Nzinga, oh what she did,

She freed the slaves in the 1600s

In 1623 she became queen

She declared all of her territory to be free

For 30 years, she led her people to battle

The Portuguese would be the ones to scidadle

She was an African female leader

So her leadership skills would pay her African bills

Queen Nzinga

The amazing Queen Nzinga!

Come one, come all, to see the amazing Queen Nzinga! Come see her in person and ask her questions! Ask her about the 30 years in battle! Ask her about her reaction to the first signs of war! Ask her what caused the rebellion of the Portuguese! Also, enter the Queen Nzinga raffle! Only pay one block of salt. The one lucky winner, along with two friends, will gain the privalege to spend the ENTIRE day with Queen Nzinga, including a free brekfast, lunch, and dinner. Runner up will get a $100 gift card to starbks! If you're asking why are you giving me $100 dollars for whatever starbks is, then you should know that starbks means Starbucks in arabic. So come on November 24th, 1632, to come see and win a day with Queen Nzinga! Admission is 2 salt blocks.


Queen Nzinga had to go through the war because of enslaved Portuguese. Europeans didn't invent slavery. It was the Africans who were enslaving other Africans. Slaves became part of Saharan trade soon enough. They enslaved enemies from war and Bantu cheifs raided nearby villages for them. In case you didn't know, the word slavery means to have someone in captive to work for you. After the Portuguese slaves started fighting back, Queen Nzinga stepped in to fight them for 30-40 years! She protected her land and her people!

Random Facts About Slavery

  • A slave is a person kept in captive to work for you!
  • The level of slave exports grew from 36,000 a year in the 18th century to almost 80,000 in the 1780s.
  • The majority of african slaves were brought to British North America.
  • Slaves would usually live on farms with about 15 other slaves.
  • 10% of slaves were 50 years older or more.