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Flat-earth proponent B.o.B. now questions if slavery happened

Atlanta rapper B.o.B., who started a Go Fund Me campaign in September aiming to bankroll his quest to prove the earth is flat , is back with more revisionist history.

This time he questions if slavery happened in America.

"You ever seen a slave ship? They can find a billion year old dinosaur bone but can't find any slave ships," he said in an Instagram post.

He's also not sure if the planet we all live on is a thing, either. "Earth is not a place. It's a state of mind," he tweeted.

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To state the crushingly obvious, it's not hard to find evidence of slave ships and other vestiges of slavery. Here's an article in The Atlantic about efforts by a network of scholars and the Smithsonian to restore a sunken ship that wrecked in 1794.

Here's a link to the National Museum of African American History and Culture's collection of slavery artifacts , including articles of clothing, a "slave badge" and photos.

Closer to home, here's a link to the National Center for Civil and Human Rights , located here in Atlanta.

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