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Efunsetan Aniwura: the 19th Century Yoruba Slave Trader Who Was Killed by Her Slaves

Revered as a successful merchant and trader, Chief Ẹfúnṣetán Aníwúrà is famous for being arguably the most powerful slave trader in yoruba land in the 19th century

Dame Portugaise: The Luso-African Female Slave Trader Who Acted as a Liaison Between African Chiefs and Europeans in 17th-Century Senegal

Dame Portugaise was a woman of mixed heritage, born to a Portuguese father and African mother, who became a prominent slave trader in the Wrst African coastal town of Rufisque.

Velekete Slave Market: The Marketplace Where African Chiefs Sold Enslaved People to European Slave Traders

The Velekete Slave Market served as a business point between African middlemen and European slave merchants and facilitated the forced migration of thousands of Africans to the Americas, where they were subjected to generations of enslavement and exploitation.

Rabih Az-zubayr, the African Slave Trader Who Was Beheaded for Daring to Fight Against French Colonialists

Rabih az-Zubayr usually known as Rabah in French, was a Sudanese warlord and slave trader who established a powerful empire east of Lake Chad, in today's Chad.

Fenda Lawrence, the African Slave Trader Who Relocated to the US in the 18th Century

Fenda Lawrence was an African slave trader who operated in the Saloum town of Kaur in present-day Senegal.

Pikworo Slave Camp: the 18th Century Slave Trading Camp in Ghana Where African Slaves Were Auctioned

The Pikworo slave camp was a slave trading camp in Ghana where enslaved Africans were sold to English, French and Dutch slave traders

Barbados Slave Code of 1661: the Legal Document That Classified African Slaves as Property

The Barbados Slave Code of 1661 defined the way of life for slaves in the Caribbean island of Barbados. The Slave Code denied rights to slaves and allowed them to be classified as property instead of human beings.

Antera Duke: The Nigerian Slave Trader Whose Diary Helped Exposed the Relationships Between African Elites and Slave Merchants

Antera Duke was an 18th century slave dealer and Efik chief from Calabar whose diary helped unveil the relationships between African Elites amd English slave traders.
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