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.
John Newton: The Slave Trader Who Wrote the Beloved Hymn ‘Amazing Grace’
John Newton was an 18th-century slave trader who later became a clergyman and wrote one of the most beloved hymns of all time, "Amazing Grace.
Thomas Earle: The English Slave Trader Who Became the Mayor of Liverpool in 1787
Thomas Earle was a prominent slave trader in the 18th century who played a significant role in the transatlantic slave trade. Born in Liverpool in the 1750s, Earle made a fortune as a slave trader and merchant during the peak of the slave trade era.
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Samuel Green, the Abolitionist Who Was Convicted for Possessing a Copy of an Anti-slavery Novel
Samuel Green was an African-American self-emancipated abolitionist who was jailed in 1857 for possessing a copy of the anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe.