Reposted from @brothahassan - Ohhhhhh Aboriginals!!! (Clicking imaginary bottles together) come out and play!!! ____________________________________________________
The search for the last American slave ship is over.
The wreck of the schooner Clotilda, believed to be the last known ship to bring enslaved people to the US from Africa, has been found in the Alabama's Mobile River, the Alabama Historical Commission announced. "The discovery of the Clotilda is an extraordinary archaeological find," Lisa Demetropoulos Jones, executive director of the Alabama Historical Commission, said in a statement. "The voyage represented one of the darkest eras of modern history and is a profound discovery of the tangible evidence of slavery." The Clotilda had a brief and wretched history.
By the mid-1800s, importing slaves into the US had long been illegal, although some smugglers defied the law, especially in the South.
According to historical accounts, the Clotilda made its illicit journey after Timothy Meaher, a local plantation owner, made a bet that he could sneak slaves past federal officials and into the country.
He bought the two-masted schooner and paid a captain, William Foster, to sail it to West Africa and collect 110 slaves from what is now Benin. Foster ferried them back across the Atlantic to Mobile, where he smuggled the ship past authorities in 1860 under cover of darkness.
The captain then navigated the Clotilda up the Spanish River, transferred the slaves to a riverboat and burned the ship, sinking it.
In addition to being the last slave ship, the Clotilda carried the woman who has now been identified as the last survivor of the US-African slave trade.
A girl named Redoshi was kidnapped in Benin at the age 12 and sent to America aboard the Clotilda, according to research from a lecturer at Newcastle University in the United Kingdom.
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Getting closer to release day! Also how yummy do those cupcakes look!?!
3 Weeks to go till my first novel releases, Cake a Diem! Now I've started making some edits so be aware of some teasers coming your way in these next few weeks!!
I'm just going through final edits, checking the formatting, grammar and cover so that it looks perfect!
I'm pretty excited for it to be out there in the world and how much better for you guys since it's going to be FREE!!
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Do you know how that last piece of chocolate cake always looks so tempting and irresistible, with its thick chocolate frosting, layered sponge... Well, that right there is what Jake Richards is to me.
We met in a bar; it was conventional until my eyes locked onto his and I knew at that moment that this could be the beginning of the end for me.
I'm trying to start a clean slate away from my life in small towns, by hitting the city. However, escaping to bury away two years of my life, there's only one problem in my way. Jake.
Avoiding him turns out to be more complicated than I thought. With the perusal of opening my bakery, we only get brought closer together, under circumstances that even I cannot change.
Now, I can't help asking myself, can I resist him when he looks freaking Clark Kent, with his rolled-up sleeves, black framed glasses and a smile that makes me melt every time?
Can I have my cake and eat it without giving too much away?
Carpe Diem, right?
Or should I say Cake a Diem?
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