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Transatlantic slave trade - exploring the legacy - International Slavery Museum, Liverpool museums
...wheat, cotton and tobacco, in goldmines and in sugarcane fields. John Hawkins may have been the first Englishman to get involved in the African slave trade in the mid-sixteenth century – he carried off 1,200 Africans into slavery on voyages to Sierra Leone in 1562-79 - but it was not until the...

Video: Yvonne Brown - International Slavery Museum, Liverpool museums
... was abolished, some of them wanted to go back to their home town in Africa but most of them, because they couldn't speak the language, they lost their identity so they couldn't get back to Africa. So well back to where they come from. So most of them end up in Sierra Leone. So that's as far as they...

Neighbourhoods - World Museum, Liverpool museums
...These musical sounds and styles were promoted through a neighbourhood scene based around house parties, illegal clubs (shebeens) and a network of communal clubs such as the Ibo, the Yoruba, the Nigerian and the Sierra Leone. Local Black residents were excluded from many clubs in other parts of the city...

Free lecture revealing the truth of the slave ship Amistad – Blog, Liverpool Museums
... captives aboard the slave ship, and of Ka-le in particular. A number of kidnapped children were on board the Tecora when it sailed from Sierra Leone in 1838-9. After arriving in Cuba, where many of the slaves were sold, a group were boarded on the Amistad and set sail for another port town...

Contemporary slavery - International Slavery Museum, Liverpool museums
... blighted by civil wars, such as the former Yugoslavia, Sierra Leone, Sudan and northern Uganda. This form of enslavement has particularly affected women and children. In the Sudanese conflict, when villages have been raided, women have been taken for domestic and sexual enslavement and children have...

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