The Last Slave Ship Survivor Gave an Interview in the 1930s. Interviewed by Zora Neale Hurston.

So much history was lost, hidden and even deliberately destroyed during and after slavery in America. But Ms. Hurston was able to capture this account before the death of the last survivor.

The descendants of the Africans who were forcibly taken from their homes to the Americas to work as slaves their history was wiped out. The involuntary removal broke up families and made it difficult, next impossible, to trace the genealogy of enslaved Africans back beyond Emancipation, back many centuries as many other Americans are able to do. Which is why something like this is so important. It gives an actual account of a slave ship.

There records were deliberately out or destroyed. Very few were left unharmed. They did it so that there would very few ways of learning about what happened to the Africans once they reached the Americas.

Most Americans of African descendant can only trace their family back as far back as 1865 and that’s a very short time span in the history of genealogy.

 

The last Survivor

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A. White, an award winning former librarian, who is also a long time member of Romantic Time and Publisher's Weekly. A. White has been writing for over fifteen years. She took classes in creative writing in college, specializing in ancient myths and legends. and later at a local community center while living in Chicago. In college she won the national contest to verbally list every country in the world, it's capital and ingenious language. Her works are mainly horror, fantasy, extreme, and sci-fi as well as, as some may says, "the truly strange predicament and puzzling." Books that I've written are "Clash with the Immortals, and eleven others which are part of the "Unholy Pursuit saga,". She has been working on the Chronicles since 2007. She wished to complete them all before introducing them to public so the readers wouldn't have to for the continuation to be written. The ideas of the book come from classic literature such as whose work greatly influence the world world such as Homer, Sophocles, Herodotus, Euripides, Socrates, Hippocrates, Aristophanes, Plato, Aristotle and many more. The "Book of Enoch" influenced the usage of Azazael as a main character and love interest. I created the primary main character from the Chronicle of Saints. I wanted to show them as real flesh and blood with thoughts, desires and yearning as any human. Not as they are so often depicted. So I created one of my own to show her as a real human that everyone can relate to.
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3 Responses to The Last Slave Ship Survivor Gave an Interview in the 1930s. Interviewed by Zora Neale Hurston.

  1. According to the source which the story came from the interview was never published because Ms. Hurston wasn’t able to find a supporter of it during her life time. It’s recently published.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Flo says:

    Many don’t want to admit it but racism is getting worst.

    Liked by 1 person

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