A 1930s Interview Of The Last Slave Ship Survivor Has Resurfaced

n the early 1930s – a period after the abolition of slavery, anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston located the last surviving captive of the last slave ship to bring Africans to the United States. Ms. Hurston wrote the novel Their Eyes Were Watching God based on the interviews she conducted with the survivor but she struggled to release the book, at the time.

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Youth Incarceration in the United States, Explained

The laws passed in 1662 in Virginia made clear distinctions that declared all children “borne in this country shall be held bond or free only according to the condition of the mother.” This law resulted in the blanket enslavement of all youth born to black women and a decrease in the amount of white indentured servants used in the colonies during the 1660’s.

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