Ottobah Cugoano Enslavement of a Native of Africa

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Ottobah Cugoano 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. The 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.

This is a non-profit broadcast and will likely run for 8-10 years in a major national organization.

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Character Profile: African (West) 
2016-03-01 14:35:50 GMT
2016-03-11 09:00:00 (GMT -05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) 
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English - Other
Young Adult Male OR Middle Age Male
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West African

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We were taken in the ship that came for us, to another that was ready to sail from Cape Coast. When we were put into the ship, we were all drove into our holes. We found ourselves at last taken away, death was more preferable than life; and a plan was concerted amongst us; that we might burn and blow up the ship, and to perish all together in the flames. I was thus lost to my dear indulgent parents and relations, and they to me. All my help was cries and tears, and these could not avail, nor suffered long, till one succeeding woe and dread swelled up another. Being in this dreadful captivity and horrible slavery, without any hope of deliverance, . . . beholding the most dreadful scenes of misery and cruelty . . . this made me often tremble and weep
If any man should buy another man . . . and compel him to his service and slavery without any agreement of that man to serve him, the enslaver is a robber and a defrauder of that man everyday. 
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