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FC: Sights and sounds of slavery | Emilie McGill

1: Traders Arrive Sights: When Olaudah and his sister looked out the door they saw the traders hurrying into their village. Sounds:They heard the warning cry that meant that the traders were near. Smells: Both Olaudah and his sister had dirty cloths stuffed into their mouth. They had to smell the dirty cloths until they were carried away from the village Feelings: Both children feared what horrors awaited them.

2: Capture Sights: Sacks were placed over Olaudah and his sister's heads. They could not see a thing. Sounds: They heard the sounds of nighttime. Smells: Olaudah and his sister smelled the dirty cloths that were still stuffed in their mouths Feelings: Both children were terrified and sick with fear.

3: Stop for the night Sights: The children still had the sacks placed over their heads. Sounds: They heard the sounds of the night. Smells:They smelled the food that was offered to them, but they were too afraid to eat. Feelings: The children were very nervous and very scared.

4: Long walk Sights: Olaudah was marched many miles and saw the landscape change. He was shocked to see the land moving up and down. Sounds: He heard the sounds of the sea Smells: The smell of the hold was overpowering and many fainted or died from the air. Feelings: Olaudah was very sad and wanted to die.

5: The Coast Sights: Soon, the ship reached the West Indies. Olaudah was amazed see people riding and horses. He was also amazed that the houses were made out of bricks. Sounds: He heard the sound of a drum, and all the plantation owners rushed over. Smells: Olaudah smelled the soup that he had fed to the old man all day. Feelings: The child was in shock at all the new sights and sounds.

6: On the boat Sights: Olaudah saw people defecating and vomiting everywhere. He even saw small children drown in the chamber pots. Sounds: He heard the moans and groans of his fellow passengers. Smells: The air smelled of vomit, feces, and urine. The smell was so overpowering that some passengers died from it. Feelings: Olaudah was very sad to see all of this, and just wanted to die.

7: Exercise on deck Sights: Olaudah was sold to a ship captain. He spent most of his time on the sea. Sounds: He heard the waves against the boat. Smells: Olaudah smelled the sea air and felt the breeze. Feelings: Olaudah longed to return to his homeland, so he began to sell fruit to the sailors, and eventually was able to buy his freedom. But when he returned home, there was no trace of his village or family.

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  • Title: Sights and sounds of slavery
  • Sights and sounds of slavery history project. EM143399
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  • Published: over 5 years ago