April 22, 2017

Liberated Slave, 1858

In the course of British imperial wars in Sierra Leone in 1858, sketches of slaves liberated from African kingdoms were published in the British newspapers, bolstering the idea of the British empire has engaged in a struggle for liberation. The liberated slave has particular scars on his face that suggest he is a native of the Kah-Kundah country.
The Illustrated London News, 24 April 1858. Courtesy of University of Missouri Libraries.

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