St Helena a liberation camp for African Slaves-Human Cattle

Written by on July 7, 2020

A podcast by Simon Pipe on the excavation of more than 300 skeletons from a slave graveyard on the British island of St Helena, 

This is a podcast by Simon Pipe on the excavation of more than 300 skeletons from a slave graveyard on the British island of St Helena, in the South Atlantic. The island was used as a liberation camp for Africans found aboard ships that were captured as they carried slaves across the Atlantic. In Human Cattle, the archaeologists tell how they came face to face with victims of a barbaric trade in the decades after slavery was abolished by Britain. As one said: “It was a moment of intense grief. Those were people. That was someone.” Duration: 14 mins 51 secs. Buy the archaeologists’ book on their discovery from www.archaeologyuk.org/books/Pearson2011 or read more about the island at http://sthelenaonline.org/the-story-of-st-helenas-anti-slavery-fight/

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