6 African royals who were captured and sold into slavery

Elizabeth Ofosuah Johnson Dec 2, 2018 at 04:00pm

December 02, 2018 at 04:00 pm | History

Elizabeth Ofosuah Johnson

Elizabeth Ofosuah Johnson | Staff Writer

December 02, 2018 at 04:00 pm | History

Princess Aqualtune Ezgondidu Mahamud da Silva Santos – Central Africa

Princess Mahamud was the daughter of an unknown King of Kongo. Kongo was located in modern-day northern Angola, the Republic of Congo, the western part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and southern Gabon.  From 1891 to 1914, Kongo was a vassal state of Portugal. In 1665, Princess Aqualtune Ezgondidu Mahamud da Silva Santos led 10,000 men into the Battle of Mbwila; between the Kingdom of Kongo and the Kingdom of Portugal. After the Battle of Mbwila, the princess was transported to the Port of Recife, a warehouse and sugar mill.t is documented that the princess was purchased solely for the purpose of reproductiowith other slaves.  When she became pregnant, the princess was sold to a mill in Porto Calvo, Brazil. The princess later founded the Palmares or the Quilombo dos Palmares, a community in Alagoas, Brazil comprised of runaway slaves.

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