Olaudah Equiano Enslavement of a Native of Africa

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Olaudah Equiano Enslavement of a Native of Africa 
For weeks, months, sometimes as long as a year, they waited in the dungeons of the slave factories scattered along Africa's western coast. They had already made the long, difficult journey from Africa's interior -- but just barely. Out of the roughly 20 million who were taken from their homes and sold into slavery, half didn't complete the journey to the African coast, most of those dying along the way. And the worst was yet to come. The captives were about to embark on the infamous Middle Passage, so called because it was the middle leg of a three-part voyage -- a voyage that began and ended in Europe. The first leg of the voyage carried a cargo that often included iron, cloth, brandy, firearms, and gunpowder. Upon landing on Africa's "slave coast," the cargo was exchanged for Africans. Fully loaded with its human cargo, the ship set sail for the Americas, where the slaves were exchanged for sugar, tobacco, or some other product. he final leg brought the ship back to Europe. The African slave boarding the ship had no idea what lay ahead. Africans who had made the Middle Passage to the plantations of the New World did not return to their homeland to tell what happened to those people who suddenly disappeared. Sometimes the captured Africans were told by the white men on the ships that they were to work in the fields. But this was difficult to believe, since, from the African's experience, tending crops took so little time and didn't require many hands. So what were they to believe? More than a few thought that the Europeans were cannibals. Olaudah Equiano, an African captured as a boy who later wrote an autobiography. This is a non-profit broadcast and will likely run for 8-10 years in a major national organization. Please submit the audio file (wav or mp3) with the following naming convention: First Name_Last Name_Character Side_Date. Character Profile: African (West) 
2016-03-01 14:45:33 GMT
2016-03-11 09:00:00 (GMT -05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) 
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Flexible Price - USD 150 to USD 200
English - USA and Canada
Young Adult Male OR Middle Age Male
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West African

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I have known . . . mates to commit. . . acts most shamefully, to the disgrace, not of Christians only, but of men. I have known them to gratify their brutal passion with females not ten years old; and these abominations, some of them practiced to such scandalous excess, that one of our captains discharges the mate and others on that account.
My eyes have born witness to scenes of depravity worse than I could ever have imagined . . . I know of so many wearied countrymen, who aboard the fateful slave ships, preferred death to a life of misery and jumped into the sea.
The closeness of the place, and the heat of the climate, added to the number in the ship, which was so crowded that each had scarcely room to turn himself, almost suffocated us
I had never seen among my people such instances of brutal cruelty; and this not only show towards us blacks but also to some whites themselves. Many merchants and planters now came on board, though it was evening. They put us in separate parcels, and examined us attentively. They also made us jump, and pointed to the land signifying we were to go. 
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