Friday, June 12, 2020

Last survivor of slaves taken from Africa has finally been discovered

Last survivor of slaves taken from Africa has finally been discovered in the person of Matilda McCrear.


At first it was said that Redoshi Smith who died in 1937 was the last of all the survivors but later discovered “Matilda McCrear” as the last survivor of the transatlantic slave trade years after the belief that the last person was Redoshi Smith.

According to the researcher at the Newcastle University called Hannah Durkin previously indicated that the last of the survivors was Smith who was captured in Africa int the19th Century and brought to the US.

He died in the year 1937 and Durkin has now found out that a woman called Matilda McCrear who was also enslaved lived until three years after 1937.

It was reported that Matilda had been captured by slave traders in West Africa at the age of two, arriving in Alabama in 1860 onboard one of the last transatlantic slave ships. With her mother Grace and sister Sallie, Matilda had been bought by a wealthy plantation owner called Memorable Creagh.

Morever, According to research her father and two brothers were left behind in Africa, It is also described as a dreadful loss for her family.


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