How many slaves were dumped in the ocean?

At least 1.8 million Africans perished under horrendous conditions and were thrown overboard. UNCM will remember them.

Oct 14, 2022
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How many slaves were dumped in the ocean?

Wreckage of last known slave ship to the U.S.

Researchers studying the wreckage of the last U.S. slave ship, buried in mud on the Alabama coast since it was scuttled in 1860, have made the surprising discovery that most of the wooden schooner remains intact, including the pen that was used to imprison African captives during the brutal journey across the Atlantic Ocean.

A re-evaluation of the legacy of slavery and racism.

Between 1501 and 1867, nearly 13 million African people were kidnapped, forced onto European and American ships, and trafficked across the Atlantic Ocean to be enslaved, abused, and forever separated from their homes, families, and cultures.

Base on data and statistics, about 40,000 slave voyages were made across the Atlantic, carrying more than 12.5 million captive Africans from the early 1500s to the late 1800s. The routes of the slave ships became the burial sites of those who were thrown overboard, others who killed themselves or drowned when ships sank. UNCM will honor them.