The Middle Passage

The voyage that brought Africans to the West Indies.

Americans took Africans from their country and brought them into the West Indies by boat.

Some of the worst parts:

Tightly packed

Slave ships were extremely crowded. Many slaves became sea sick or developed diarrhea. Could not move because they were chained into positions. The deck became a stinking mass of human waste. Many preferred to die rather than continue suffering with these horrible conditions.