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Voices from the Middle Passage

Stories from the slave trade’s Middle Passage, by the people who were there.

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The Middle Passage Today

While the massive transport of millions of human beings is something which does not occur openly today, a smaller, more deeply hidden, and yet no less insidious Middle Passage occurs today.The kidnapping, transport, and sale of thousands of people, many of them women and children occur every day all over the world.

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Slave Advertisements

The first successful newspaper in the colonies, The Boston News-Letter was published in Boston, Massachusetts in 1704. Barely a month after the weekly began, an advertisement appeared in the newsletter on June 5th in which local merchant John Colman was selling “Two Negro Men” along with a “Negro Woman and Child.” This marked the beginning of a 77-year period in which advertisements for slaves appeared in local Boston newspapers.

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