Barracoon: The Story of the Last Black Cargo

This is a reblog- Here is the book that was released May 8th, I think. I strongly believes this man’s account is what was used to find the schooner Clotilda which was the last known U.S. slave ship to bring captives from Africa to the United States, arriving at Mobile Bay in autumn 1859, with 110-160 slaves. The ship was a two-masted schooner, 86 feet long with a beam of 23 ft. The man in this story is the last known survivor of the Clotilda.

This is a part of America’s history and it is important that everyone knows about it for far too many of the social ills of our present day have a direct link to our dark past.

So I have just been notified that our literary angel Nora Neale Hurston will be releasing a book May 8th, 2018!!!! Barracoon: The Story of the Last Slave is the title of the new gift to us mere mortals. The book will illuminate the horror and injustices of slavery as it tells the true story of […]

via NEW BOOK ALERT!!! — Akilah Sisters

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A. White, a former librarian who is also 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 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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4 Responses to Barracoon: The Story of the Last Black Cargo

  1. It’s sad, in my opinion, it took eighty seven years to become published.

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  2. Max says:

    Great article. But it’s a shame it took closing in on hundred years for the interview to be published. But I’m glad Ms. Hurston stuck to her guns, refusing to allow the interview to be changed in many manner from which the witness stated.


    • Yes, I read it and it’s a very interesting, heartbreaking account of someone who actually survived the Middle Passage. I am glad Ms. Hurston stuck to her guns too or would have been lost. I think to change accounts like this to appease latter day people’s feelings are wrong. No one can change the past. All we can do is do better and learn from it.


  3. It’s a tragic she passed away with nothing to show for the contributions she made to our understanding of the past. She was buried in an unmarked grave until Alice Walker brought her deserved recognition to the world. That’s why I post so much about lesser celebrated authors such as her.

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