Lest We Forget: The Middle Passage

Lest We Forget: The Middle Passage (HM2F0V)

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N 36° 9.903', W 86° 47.061'

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C. 1444-1860

Let this scarlet oak represent the strength and resilience of the people of African descent, and commemorate Africans who died in the Middle Passage, the leg of the Atlantic Triangle in which upwards of 100 million Africans were transported as human cargo from the continent of Africa to the Americas. Estimates of one third to one half of those captured to be enslaved in the Americas died on the slave ships. The deaths were due to the inhumane way the Africans were treated, chained together skin-to-skin, no room to move, in the bowels of slave ships, where pestilence ran rampant, and due to ongoing resistance. African-Americans living and working as productive citizens in the U.S. represent/honor Africans who survived the deadly voyage. Those stolen from their homelands only to lose their lives in what is known as the Maafa deserve to be remembered, so that no atrocity like it occurs again in human history.

Governor Don Sundquist · July 1999 · TN Legislative Black Caucus
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HM NumberHM2F0V
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Year Placed1999
Placed ByTN Legislative Black Caucus and Governor Don Sundquist
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Date Added Tuesday, March 19th, 2019 at 8:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 519395 N 4002276
Decimal Degrees36.16505000, -86.78435000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 9.903', W 86° 47.061'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 9' 54.18" N, 86° 47' 3.66" W
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