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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Nabb Center Presents 'Slave Castles of Ghana' Talk Wednesday, October 27

SALISBURY, MD---The transatlantic slave trade began more than three centuries ago as an estimated total of 60 million Africans, captured through tribal warfare along the coastline of West Africa, were imprisoned in Cape Coast and Elmina slave castles in Ghana, Africa.

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Salisbury University English instructor Tonya Price and Lee Ann Fujii, political science professor at George Washington University, discuss their visits to the Cape Coast and Elmina slave castles of Ghana during the presentation “Slave Castles of Ghana” 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 27.

Their presentation is at the Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture at Salisbury University’s East Campus Complex, 190 Wayne Street.

Prisoners at these slave castles often suffered brutal and inhuman punishments, trapped in dark, unsanitary dungeons while awaiting their fate.  Survivors were sold as slaves to European traders, loaded into ships’ holds and sent to various destinations in the New World.

Sponsored by the Nabb Research Center, admission is free and the public is invited. For more information call 410-543-6312 or visit the center’s Web site at http://nabbhistory.salisbury.edu.



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