Monday, June 4, 2012

African Slave Ships

African Slave Ships
For more information of American Slavery
Capitalism and the Role in Slavery
African Human Market
The Culture of West Africa at the Time of the Slave Trade

Diagram of the cramped quarters tat Africans had to endure on board the slave ships

Africans were  being captured and shipped in to slavery even after the Civil War.  This photo taken of African children aboard a slave ship in 1896.

Packed quarters below the African slave ship

Rare photo of African slaves while still aboard the ship

African slaves being lowered in to the old of the slave ship

African Slaves being thrown overboard a slave ship

African slaves depicted topside on the slave ship

African Children aboard the slave ship

African being shackled aboard a slave ship

Scene from the hold of an African Slave ship

African slaves did try to gain their freedom by revolt. Several cases this was successful.

On board an African Slave Ship


  1. being an african wasnt eazy in those days,but it was worth it.look at us oday. our ancestors paid the price in full, we deserve equal rights in the US.

  2. "being an African wasn't easy in those days, but it was worth it." Well I agree that it wasn't easy being an African in those days but, you're talking like it's nothing!It wasn't just not easy, it was excruciating, hard work, painful! No break, no money in return nothing! My dad is from Nigeria in Africa and his ancestors went through all that. :(

  3. "African being shackled aboard a slave ship"

    No, he is being freed. Other copies of this say by a Royal Navy sailor, some say it is in 1907. You don't shackle people using a hacksaw, though, so it is at least obvious he is being freed.

  4. Yes, that slave was rescued from an illegal slave ship, and is having his irons cut off.

  5. 'The RARE Photo' is the HMS Daphne the photo is dated sometime after launch (late 1860's). HMS Daphne was an Amazon-class sloop, of the Royal Navy, built at the Pembroke Dockyard and launched on 23 October 1866. It spent its entire career east of Suez – in the East Indies and particularly on anti-slavery operations on the East coast of Africa.

    It was commissioned at Plymouth on 12 June 1867 by Cdr George Lydiard Sulivan and came back to finally pay off in 1879.

  6. Why do out lie out here? Slavery was outlaw in 1865 didn't no slaves come on no slave ship from Africa the Moors were already here European came here in 1492 I'm Moorish American