Chief Atohi

Chief Atohi was a Cherokee warrior. According to Cherokee custom, he married Mary's white mistress, Calista, whom he had captured during an Indian raid. Then, he bought Mary, a black slave to be his wife's domestic servant. Mary was just 14 years old. She was scared and had no idea of what it was like …

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Binta’s Story

When I was 12 years old, my mother handed me over to an agent. I was crammed into a truck and taken from my home in Benin and across the border into Nigeria. I was crying and scared. I didn't know where they were taking me or why my mother just gave me away to …

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