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Cudjo Lewis

Firsthand Account of Atlantic Slave Trade by Last Known Captive to be Published in Book by Zora Neale Hurston

Literary legend Zora Neale Hurston has a posthumous book on the way and it’s certainly one we’ll all want to get our hands on. Sometime during the 1930s she located and interviewed Cudjo Lewis, the last surviving captive who was aboard the last slave ship from Africa to America. The interviews, which predate the writing…

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