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African Children Rescued From a Slave Ship

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Group of Slave-Children on Board the Daphne.  Click on the image to expand its view.

These children are some of the ninety-five who were rescued from slavery by a British ship (the Daphne) patrolling the waters off Zanzibar in 1869. 

After Parliament abolished the slave trade, ships of the Royal Navy were assigned to intercept slavers and free the human cargo on board.

While this engraving, based on a photograph by George Sullivan, depicts conditions along Africa's eastern shore, the same situation existed on the Atlantic side. 


Media Credits

From:  George L. Sulivan, Dhow chasing in Zanzibar waters and on the eastern coast of Africa (London, 1873), facing p. 180.

The original of this photo, taken by Sullivan (the author of Dhow Chasing) in 1869, is maintained by the Public Record Office in London (FO 84/1310).

Image, courtesy slaveryimages.org, sponsored by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and the University of Virginia Library.

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