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24 September 2014
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Slavery Trail - the slaves experience

Dorothy Kuya
Experience of the slaves
Dorothy Kuya talks about the experiences of the slaves during their capture, voyage and working life.

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"I had reasoned this out in my mind;
there was one of two things I had a right to - liberty or death;
if I could not have one, I would have the other"

"The slave can do nothing, possess nothing, nor acquire anything but what must belong to his master"

Audio Freeman?
Rachel Freeman describes how her Father-in-law was renamed by the English company Bibby's who brought him to England.
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"With twenty hours of unremitting toil,
Twelve in the field, and eight indoors to boil,
Or grind the cane - believe me, few grow old,
But life in cheap, and sugar, sir, is gold"
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Audio Prejudice
Rachel Freeman describes prejudice that exists today.
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"We prayed for the end of trib'lation and the end of beatin's and for shoes that fit our feet"

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