Captain of a slave vessel
This small sculpture depicts the captain of a slave vessel. These men were paid a percentage for each slave they had aboard. Despite lawmakers placing a 300 slave per voyage limit, some slave vessels crammed 600+ slaves.
Underground Railroad Museum
Director Kristina Estle
African Slaver, Director Kristina Estle
“African Slaver,” A Glimpse Through the Underground Railroad Museum, accessed July 2, 2022, https://ugrrm.omeka.net/items/show/29.