Kofi - Journey to the ship
My necklace is very heavy. When I had to walk I could barely move, so a big man called Abeeku helped me. We played a game - how many steps before we got tired. After a while I began to think that my uncle had tricked me and that we were really going to a horrible place, or maybe his friends tricked him.
People like Kofi, who had been taken into slavery, were made to walk to the coast, where they were collected by a ship that transported them across the ocean to the Americas. In some cases this walk lasted many weeks, during which time they may have been sold several times from one trader to another.