In one of the most tragic events in human history, Africa and its coasts were heavily invaded by individuals from all across the world. Ships were filled with Africans of many different tribes and eventually sold as slaves.
The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade is believed to have forcibly displaced some 12.5 million between the 17th and 19th Centuries.
At the conclusion of the Civil War George Pullman, a Chicago businessman began hiring thousands of African Americans. Many hired were former slaves, hired to serve white passengers on luxury sleeper cars.
Life on a Plantation was grueling and oppressive. African men, women, and children worked the fields from dawn to dusk under orders and supervision of White overseers.
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