Across the Americas, the Spanish and Portuguese and then the Dutch were heavily involved in trading Africans to the New World. By 1663, England’s Royal Adventurers to Africa were fully involved as well, regularly offering slaves for sale in the West Indies for £17 each .
Transatlantic Slave Trade
Many of the enslaved Africans were branded with the initials ‘DY’, standing for Duke of York. They were shipped to Barbados and other Caribbean islands to work on the new sugar plantations, as well as further north to England’s American colonies.
The enslaved wreaked havoc on the region, set plantations on fire as they marched towards New Orleans, and recruited additional enslaved, while white residents fled to the city of New Orleans or the backwoods nearer their plantations.
Black History Studies presents a fascination presentation of the little-known facts about Africa’s extensive history which will amaze all who attend.
This inspirational multi-media presentation documents the brilliant careers of high achieving Blacks during the LEAST favourable era for them to have flourished: The Slave Trade.