Kwame - What happened next
Kwame lived for a few more days. The box contained a sugar harvester that he was forced to operate. Kwame's arm was caught while removing a blockage and infection set in. He died four days later.
Kwame at the sugar cane crushing machine
Kwame at the sugar cane crushing machine. The machine crushed the stalks to release the juice from within.
Sugar plantations were brutal places where a slave's life expectancy was low. As well as disease and killings, there were many accidents involving machinery and tools that resulted in mutilations and sometimes death.