Slave Captains Instructed

The Skills of the Africans were so vital to Louisiana settlers that slave ship captains were instructed not to stop in the West Indies in route to Louisiana because French West Indian planters would buy up all their “cargo” leaving none for Louisiana colonists. By 1746 there were 3200 whites and 4730 blacks in French Louisiana.

This week’s Black Facts are provided by Plessey And Ferguson Foundation.

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