Reparations in Action

The Second Slave Trade of African People in the U.S.

August 6, 2021

Episode 14 of White Lies Shattered features Penny Hess and Jesse Nevel exposing the horrors of the "second" slave trade of African people in the US. After 1808, the US officially banned the importation of African slaves from Africa but the the domestic slave trade, also known as the Second Middle Passage, saw an estimated 1 million African people marched, in death marches known as slave coffles, from the upper south to work in brutal conditions on plantations in the deep south