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Captain Tomba, the African Chief Who Was Sold Into Slavery for Refusing to Participate in Slave Trade

Captain Tomba was an African chief who was captured by Europeans and sold into slavery for refusing to participate in the transatlantic slave trade.

Omar Ibn Sayyid, the Fula Islamic Scholar Who Was Captured and Sold in the United States in 1807

Omar ibn Sayyid was a Fula Islamic scholar from Futa Toro in Senegal, who was enslaved and transported to the United States in 1807.

Ganga Zumba, the Runaway Slave Who Founded His Own African State in Brazil

Ganga Zumba was an African royal who escaped enslavement and established the massive runaway slave settlement of Quilombo dos Palmares

How the Church of England Made £10.1 Billion From the Transatlantic Slave Trade

In 1704, the Church of England established a scheme called Queen Anne's Bounty to support poor clergymen. It was from donations made to this fund that the clergymen who managed it started investing in transatlantic slavery, a booming trade...

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.

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

Chief Ẹfúnṣetán Aníwúrà is famous for being one of the most powerful slave trader in yoruba land in the 19th century.

African Women Who Actively Participated in the Transatlantic Slave Trade

Mary Faber was a famous slave trader who plied her trade from the 1830s until 1852, she was a dominant figure of the trans-atlantic slave trade in Guinea

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.

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.
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Chief Anthony Enahoro, the Parliamentarian Who First Moved the Motion for Nigeria’s Independence in 1953

Chief Anthony Enahoro was one of Nigeria's foremost anti-colonial and pro-democracy activists. He is renowned as the parliamentarian who moved the first motion envisaging independence in 1953.