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Slave ships, large cargo ships specially converted for the purpose of transporting slaves, especially newly purchased African slaves to the Americas. As many as 20 million Africans were transported by ship. The transportation of slaves from Africa to America was known as the Middle Passage.-Spirits of the Passage

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Primary source: Plan and Sections of a Slave Ship; I've used this for teaching about inferences and talking about conditions endured by slaves as part of the Middle Passage

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Beautiful underwater sculpture, in Grenada, in honor of African Ancestors who were thrown overboard the slave ships during the Middle Passage of the African Holocaust

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Mutiny on a slave trade ship by the slaves. It is estimated that one in every ten ships had a mutiny during the Middle Passage. Slaves also resisted the slave traders by fasting, jumping overboard, or by attempting suicide.

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My hands are tied and I am bound discovering my emptiness one heartbeat sacrificing the depths of my existence I am no longer contemplating my strength I am capture not spared of life hopeless...darkness...full of dispair I surrender I am confounded I am nothing

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