Last survivor of US slave ships discovered -
The last known survivor of the transatlantic slave ships, brought to the US in 1860, has been identified by an academic at Newcastle University.
Sally Smith was kidnapped from West Africa by slave traders and lived until 1937 in Alabama, staying for more than 70 years on the plantation where she had been enslaved.
Very interesting. I studied the transatlantic slave trade two years ago. The whole situation of who, how and when is astonishing. The social ramifications hit not only the USA but all of modern humanity. And in the UK at the moment its tendrils are still moving as hidden racism breaks free in the light of Brexit. Horribly I witnessed some 'innocent/ignorant' comments on a bus about a black man in Aberdeen this week. I don't think it was meant to hurt or offend, but the racism was there non the less.