Some have said that planking, the internet phenomenon, shares connotations with the slave trade, in which millions of Africans were forced to lie in a flat, stiff arrangement on the planks of a ship's lower decks.
Placed two-by-two, men and women were forced beneath the ship deck of slave ships. The more slaves a boat could hold, the greater a profit the captain would make.
Often the ships, also known as Guineamen, transported hundreds of slaves, who
were chained tightly to plank beds. For example, the slave ship Henrietta Marie ...
Jul 8, 2011 ... 'I did a little research and it revealed that slaves were chained and attached to "
plank" beds. They were forced to lay face down with their arms ...
Jul 6, 2011 ... Many are comparing the "face-down, feet-down" stunt to planking on slave ships.
But should they?
Jul 5, 2011 ... A new article talks about the viral phenomenon that hit the mainstream called
planking where people lay on top of each other with their face ...
Jul 6, 2011 ... Although it's tough to find a direct connection between planking and the slave
trade, I personally feel that the visual proximity to one of the most ...
Jun 28, 2011 ... Of course I did a little research and it revealed that slaves were chained and
attached to “plank” beds. They were forced to lay face down with ...
Jun 29, 2011 ... There were multitudes of mentions and even people who said the word “planking
” was derived from a slavery era term. It allegedly described ...
Jul 9, 2011 ... "Planking was a way to transport slaves on ships during the slave trade, it's not
funny. Educate yourselves," he later tweeted, before continuing: ...
Jul 9, 2011 ... “Planking is THE dumbest sh-t ever,” Xzibit tweeted (via TMZ). “#Planking was a
way to transport slaves on ships during the slave trade, its not ...