History September 05, 2018 at 03:00 pm

5 ships that transported enslaved Africans across the Atlantic to the Americas

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Farida Dawkins September 05, 2018 at 03:00 pm

September 05, 2018 at 03:00 pm | History

A depiction of a scene below deck of a slave ship headed to Brazil; Rugendas had been an eyewitness to the scene…German artist Johann Moritz Rugendas


The Aurore was a ship that transported the first group of slaves from Senegambia to Louisiana on June 6, 1719.

Arriving off the coast of Africa on August 28, the ship also collected slaves at Whydah (Ouidah) and Cape Lahou, finally beginning resuming its voyage on November 30.

There were reportedly 201 slaves on board and 200 survived the voyage.


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