If we go back to the times of slavery we are going to find with a lot of dramatics things and conditions, now I’m going to write a bit about one of them: Slave ships.
When I was reading an article the last week I realized the slaves was transported by ship, but in those ships were more than 500 people, including kids and women and all of them crowded, each one next each other, most of them couldn’t breath, therefore they died in the journey to The U.S.
After I red the article I started to search on the internet more information about, because I was really impacted, I couldn’t believe that.
I found a page with information about the conditions and all the trip on that ship, and I’ll let a little piece of information:
“Conditions aboard the slave ships were wretched. Men, women and children crammed into every available space, denied adequate room, food or breathing space. The stench was appalling - the atmosphere inhumane to say the least. The Reverend Robert Walsh served aboard one of the ships assigned to intercept the slavers off the African coast. On the morning of May 22, 1829, a suspected slaver was sighted and the naval vessel gave chase. The next day, a favorable wind allowed the interceptor to gain on its quarry and approach close enough to fire two shots across her bow. The slaver heaved to and an armed party from the interceptor scrambled aboard her.”
Here is a pic of the ship and also how the people was crowded.
Now… let’s reflect, if we were on that year what will you do?
Would you go out and fight for the civil rights, specifically, black rights?
If you want to read more about this I’ll let you two sources with interesting information: