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“Cash Crop” — an evocative work of cement, fabric, steel and wood that compels viewers to imagine themselves squeezed into the hull of slave ship. It features 15 life-size sculptures of human beings in shackles representing the 15 million human beings kidnapped and transported by sea during the trans-Atlantic slave trade —people were not considered people; they were considered a good or commodity — ['Cash Crop' on display at the African American Museum in Philadelphia 2014]

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Slave ships, large cargo ships specially converted for the purpose of transporting slaves, especially newly purchased African slaves to the Americas. As many as 20 million Africans were transported by ship. The transportation of slaves from Africa to America was known as the Middle Passage.-Spirits of the Passage

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Primary source: Plan and Sections of a Slave Ship; I've used this for teaching about inferences and talking about conditions endured by slaves as part of the Middle Passage

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20 of the coolest things under the sea

Underwater sculptures, in Ghana, in honor of our African Ancestors that were thrown overboard from the slave ships during the Middle Passage of the African Holocaust

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Beautiful underwater sculpture, in Grenada, in honor of African Ancestors who were thrown overboard the slave ships during the Middle Passage of the African Holocaust

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Underwater sculpture, in Grenada, in honor of African Ancestors who were thrown overboard the slave ships during the Middle Passage of the African Haulocaust.

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