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17 Pompey Museum of Slavery in Nassau, Bahamas

The British transported more than three million Africans to the Americas and their West Indies territories until the import practice ended with the Slave Trade Act of 1807. In 1833, the U.K. Parliament passed the Slavery Abolition Act aimed at emancipating slaves. Yet active trade continued in Nassau at the Vendue House (a French word meaning sold) for several more decades. In 1922, this former slave marketplace became the Pompey Museum of Slavery and Emancipation. Its namesake is a rebellious slave from the John Rolle Plantation. In 1830, Pompey defied his owner and became a hero for the cause of freedom.


Bay St & George St. Nassau, The Bahamas


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