Oyeladun - Life before capture
We had heard about the white people with their money and their guns from the people we traded with. I had even seen some of the strange pots and metals and beads from a far away place. We had heard that the white people bought our slaves and even took other people. Why would they want so many people and where could they take them?
Read about life before capture for Okechukwu, Kwame,and Kofi.
Africans with guns and captured slaves
The Europeans are taking Africans to work as slaves on the sugar, cotton and tobacco plantations of the Americas. Europeans traded with Africans, swapping goods like guns and ammunition for people. Even Africans who had never seen them knew of the white men because of the presence of these goods.