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Survivors of the Slave Ship Wanderer: (L-R) Romeo, Ward Lee, Tucker Henderson. The captives aboard the slave ship Wanderer, which landed on the south end of Jekyll Island, Georgia in 1858. The Wanderer’s owner, Charles Lamar, had secretly smuggled these Congo-born African Americans into this country and violated the laws against slave importation which had been in effect for many years, making them some of the last captured humans pressed into slavery in the USA.
Chester County, South Carolina - It is reported that Burrel buried the family silver in the woods, but was caught by Union soldiers upon his return. According to his grandson, who witnessed the incident, Hemphill refused to tell the Union soldiers where to find the loot. The angry Federal soldiers then dragged Burrel to a spot near the church where they hanged him and shot up his body for target practice. - Chester County Historical Society/Defending the Heritage
“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]