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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slave_ship

Slave ships were large cargo ships specially converted for the purpose of transporting slaves. ... Often the ships transported hundreds of slaves, who were chained tightly to plank beds. For example, the slave ship Henrietta Marie carried about ...

www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/blogpost/post/is-planking-connected-to-the-slave-trade/2011/07/08/gIQAz1aj3H_blog.html

Jul 8, 2011 ... This post has been updated with quotes from Sam Weckert. “Is planking racist?” This is the question poised about the popular fad after rapper ...

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2012763/Its-insult-African-Americans-Planking-accused-racist.html

Jul 8, 2011 ... Bloggers and Twitter users are in uproar over what they claim is the craze's origins in the slave trade. Celebrities like TV chef Gordon Ramsay ...

www.bet.com/news/national/2011/07/06/planking-what-s-all-the-controversy-about-.html

Jul 6, 2011 ... Many are comparing the "face-down, feet-down" stunt to planking on slave ships. But should they?

knowyourmeme.com/memes/planking

Planking, often referred to as the “planking craze”, refers to the act of lying face down ... #Planking was a way to transport slaves on ships during the slave trade,  ...

www.ask.com/youtube?q=Planking+and+Slavery&v=RN55Ha6C0x8
Jul 5, 2011 ... The silly game of Planking DID NOT start as a way to make fun of slaves! It started in Australia called "The Lying Down Game". Take a funny pic ...

thegrio.com/2011/06/29/is-planking-harmless-fun-or-fundamentally-offensive

Jun 29, 2011 ... While it started out as an Internet stunt — “planking” has become this year's craze .... Frederick Douglass would argued the “anti-slavery plank”.

www.courtneyluv.com/planking-is-related-to-slavery

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 ...

www.tmz.com/2011/07/08/rapper-xzibit-planking-racist-racism-slavery-twitter-bieber-chris-brown-rosario-dawson-internet-crazy-prank

Jul 8, 2011 ... Xzibit took to his Twitter recently, claiming, "Planking is THE dumbest sh*t ever. Planking was a way to transport slaves on ships during the ...