Transatlantic Slave Trade
Eating utensils such as the hollowed gourd and oysters that were eaten are a could of examples of the conditions among the slave vessels. Provisions were scarce, and the enslaved people ate very little during their long journey.
Underground Railroad Museum
Director Kristina Estle
Gourd, plank, oyster shells
Eating Utensils, Director Kristina Estle
“Eating Utensils,” A Glimpse Through the Underground Railroad Museum, accessed July 2, 2022, https://ugrrm.omeka.net/items/show/34.