Biggest slave ports of the Americas

The slave trade was the largest forced movement of people in history. There are over 200 million people of African descent in the Americas

Where the slaves were transported from

Luanda, Angola

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Badagry, Nigeria

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Ouidah, Benin

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Elmina, Ghana

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Goree Island, Senegal

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Ethnic groups that were taken

  1. Hausa Fulani  60

Yoruba  40-50 million

Igbo  40

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Akan  20 Million

9. Mande people 13 million

 

 

From these Ports of Entry Africans received a new identity in instead of Nigerian, Angolan, Ghanaian, Beninese, Senegalese they would become Black Americans 1526, Black Brazilians, AfroColombian 1513, Haitian, Dominican 1502, Afro Cuban 1513, Jamaican 1518, Puerto Rican, Panamanian, etc.

 

Slave ports

1. Charleston, South Carolina

186,000 slaves

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2. Baltimore. Maryland

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3. Savannah, Georgia

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4. New Orleans, Louisiana

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Black Americans

Slave ports of Cuba

Havana

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Matanzas

 

 

AfroCubans

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Slave port of Hispanolia

Santo Domingo

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Afro-Dominicans

Haiti

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Fort Picolet

500,000 slaves

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Slave port of Puerto Rico

San Juan

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Puerto Ricans

Slave port of Jamaica

 

Port Royal

900,000 slaves

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Slave ports of Colombia

Cartegena was largest slave port in Spanish speaking America

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Slave ports of Brazil

1. Rio de Janeiro

2 million slaves arrived – Rio de Janeiro was the largest slave port in the history of the World

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2. Salvador

1.5 million

Governador Jaques Wagner assina ordem de serviço para ampliação do sistema de esgotamento sanitário e de autorização para implantação de sistema simplificado de abastecimento de água, lançamento da licitação de outras obras de saneamento na zona rural de Barreiras. Na foto: Foto Manu Dias/AGECOM
Governador Jaques Wagner assina ordem de serviço para ampliação do sistema de esgotamento sanitário e de autorização para implantação de sistema simplificado de abastecimento de água, lançamento da licitação de outras obras de saneamento na zona rural de Barreiras.
Na foto:
Foto Manu Dias/AGECOM

 

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Who was responsible

(1502–1867)  348

Portuguese  Colonies 39%

British    28%

Spanish   18%

French 14%

Dutch 2%

Sadly there no events to seriously commemorate these events

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