Life of Kunta Kinta

Life of Kunta Kinta

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  • Kunta Kinta's mother gave birth to him standing up because it was the most natural way. For the first eight days, he was called "baby boy" and on the eighth day there was a naming ceremony. The father went out with the baby at night, alone, and lifted him up and named him.
  • Birth of Kunta Kinta
  • Kunta went out into the forest to find a log to make a drum for his little brother. while he was alone in the forest, a white man and an African man came to capture him. He tried to escape and they chased him for a while but they eventually captured him and put him in chains. He tried to fight back and escape but it didn't work.
  • Capture of Kunta Kinta
  • Held in a slave pen on the West Coast of Africa
  • Once they are captured, the Africans are kept in slave pens while they are waiting to get on the ship. It can be weeks from the time they were captured to the time they leave. Since they are on the coast, they are laying in the sand and everyone is covered in it. They also aren't fed very well.
  • Packed in the hull of the slave ship
  • While in the hull of the ship, they are covered in vomit from people being seasick. They are also covered in wounds, and the white men clean them by putting salt water on them, so that hurts a lot. They have to occasionally dance as exercise so their blood didn't clot and have a heart attack. When someone died, they would get their body thrown overboard and the sharks would eat it. Many refused to eat, and were punished by having hot coal put by their mouth to scorch their lips.
  • One of the Africans got the key to unlock their chains and they unlocked themselves and started fighting the white people. The white men were trying to stop the Africans from fighting and a lot of the white men ended up getting killed. If you stayed alive, you weren't in very good condition after that.
  • Slave Revolt Aboard the Slave Ship
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