Presentation on theme: "QUICK HISTORY Portugal – 1 st in slave trade Sugar plantations need lots of labor Cash crops are usually labor intensive! By 18 th Century, 9/10 slaves."— Presentation transcript:
First African slaves in America brought to Jamestown in 1619 Slavery institutionalized in many states by 1640 Slaves became “chattel” property
"... each of them are natives of Africa and were born free, and ever since have been and still of right are and ought to be free and not slaves..." S. Staples, R. Baldwin, and T. Sedgewick, Proctors for the Amistad Africans, January 7, 1840
* We are more alike than different. No human is more human than another. * Maya Angelou
Your consent to our cookies if you continue to use this website.