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Modern Slavery: 10 Shocking Facts About Slavery In Mauritania

Slavery in Mauritania is not a thing of the past. The practice persists to this day despite laws abolishing and criminalizing it

Slave Brokerage: How Early U.S. Newspapers Facilitated The Sales And Purchase Of Slaves

In the earliest history of US stock brokerage, one stock stood out both in nature and the revenue it generated – humans. The more preferred name for the merchandise was slave, and the stock market were the first US newspapers

Fighting Slavery With Suicide: The Fascinating Story of the Kru People of Liberia

The Kru or Kroo are a West African ethnic group who are indigenous to eastern Liberia. During the Slave trade era, they were also infamous amongst early European slave raiders as being especially averse to capture

Badu Bonsu II: This Ghanaian King Was Hanged and Beheaded in 1838 for Rebelling Against the Dutch

Badu Bonsu II was a Ghanaian king and the leader of the Ahanta tribe on the coast of what is now Ghana who was executed in 1838 by the Dutch, who, at the time, were in control of the Dutch Gold Coast.

Slavery in the US: How Black Women Resisted Slave Breeding By Using Cotton Roots as Contraceptives

Throughout the antebellum era, slave breeding was a highly profitable investment. Slaves were scarce. The cheap labor they provided in plantations wasn’t cheap anymore and slave children sold like wildfire. The couple of years following the prohibition of slave importation...

Shark Island Concentration Camp: How Germany Ran the World’s First Death Camp in Namibia

Shark Island or "Death Island" was one of five concentration camps in German South West Africa. It was located on Shark Island off Lüderitz, in the far south-west of the territory which today is Namibia.

Chief Amodu Tijani: This Yoruba Chief Took Britain to Court in 1921 for Stealing His Land and Won a Huge Compensation

Chief Amodu Tijani Oluwa, also known as simply Amodu Tijani, was a Nigerian traditional chief who cane to prominence in the high colonial period, when he took the British colonial government to court in 1921 for appropriating his land in Apapa.

Issac Woodard: the African-American Veteran Who Was Attacked and Blinded by Police Officers in 1946

Isaac Woodard Jr. was a decorated World War II veteran who was brutally beaten and blinded while still on uniform on February 12, 1946, just hours after he was honorably discharged from the United States Army.

Ellen and William Craft: the Black Couple Who Disguised Their Way Out of Slavery

The Ellen and William Crafts’ story remains a testimonial to the intelligence, and courage many African-American slaves brought to their determination to be free from enslavement.

Ayuba Suleiman: on His Way to Sell His Slaves, This African Royal Was Abducted and Sold Into Slavery in 1730

Ayuba Suleiman Diallo, also known as Job Ben Solomon, was a prominent Fulani Muslim prince from West Africa who was kidnapped by the Mandinkas and shipped to the Americas during the Atlantic slave trade.
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Modern Slavery: 10 Shocking Facts About Slavery In Mauritania

Slavery in Mauritania is not a thing of the past. The practice persists to this day despite laws abolishing and criminalizing it