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The story of the Igbos that chose Death over Slavery in 1803

The Story Of The Igbos That Chose Death Over Slavery In 1803

The Story Of The Igbos That Chose Death Over Slavery In 1803

Many years ago, Nigerians used to be sold to foreigners to be used as slaves.

In 1803, igbos were captured to be shipped to Georgia in America to be used as slaves, but they revolted and took over the ship.

The ship consisted of 75 igbo people, and they were bought by two agents, John Couper and Thomas Spalding at 100 dollars each (36,000 naira in today’s exchange rate) to be used as workers in plantations.

They were chained and put in a shipped called “The shooner york”, it was during this trip that the Igbos rebelled, took control of the ship and threw their captors overboard, this happened at the Dunbar Creek, St. Simons Island, now known as the igbo landingRead The Full News Here➡️➡️ Tap Here And Continue Reading For M0RE Details Don’t Forget to Share

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