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Current Event VI

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Current Event VI Eric Lynch is a Black Liverpaudilan who conducts walking tours and points historical landmarks and Information. Lynch pointed out the frieze located on top of city hall. The frieze had depictions of African Spears, Barrels of Rum, sugar and cotton. Lynch started his walking tours in 1970; Lynch states that Liverpool, England used to be the largest slave trading port in Europe. Many people who are on his tours leave upset at what they learn. Lynch claims that isn’t his objective; he feels that they have the right to know this knowledge. 200 Years ago around 1850 the Slave trade was very compulsory for the economy. Slave trade was very big in the south. 1700 families owned 100 slave in 1850.Slaves worked on Plantations picking and deseeding cotton for plantation owners. Since Cotton production was
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Unformatted text preview: dominant in the south and with the invention of Eli Whitney’s cotton Gin the need for more slaves grew. Slaves were brought in from Africa to the new world to work in the cotton fields. Slaves were treated horribly, they got very little water and worked long hours in the fields. As a result of how poorly treated the slaves were being treated, many abolitionists fought to end slavery. Many of the abolitionists were free blacks who were released from slavery. April 2007 marks the 200 year anniversary of the abolishment of slavery. Eric Lynch informs people about the slave trade that existed in the 1850’s, how they shipped them to Liverpool....
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