In 1781 the ship ZONG sailing from Africa to Jamaica
had more slave cargo then it could transport. Over
crowded, malnutrition and decease had killed
hundreds of slaves.
Captain Luke Collingwood was concerned that the sick
slaves would not bring a profit on shore so he
ordered hundreds be thrown overboard in order for
him to collect the ships insurance.
The Slave Ship speaks is an unique way for American
History to be told through audio and visual esthetic
that will draw viewers into the experience of the
slave. You'll hear the cries of women being raped by
a ships captain. Young boys will be torn from their
mother's arms and raped by white ship's officers.
Some slaves would ingest their own feces.
A time travel will allow you to hear a snipers
bullet and voices screaming as a Black leader lay
This exhibit allows a peek into what took place in
the lives of enslaved people under extraordinary
conditions in the triangular slave trade.
(click on picture for larger view)