Kunta Kinta Storyboard

Kunta Kinta Storyboard

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  • Life of Kunta Kinte Storyboard 
  • Birth of Kunta Kinte:     In 1750,  Kunta Kinte was born in Gambia, West Africa, to Omoro and Binta Kinte.  His father was worried on what to name him since it was his responsibility, and asked for advice on how to name him from an elder.  His dad eventually named him Kunta Kinte.
  • Capture of Kuna Kinte:     After Kunta Kinte completed his manhood training, he  went looking for logs to build a drum for his younger brother. He ended up getting chased by Africans working for a slave trader, who cornered him and locked him in chains. Then Kunta tried to yell and free himself, but it didn't work.
  • Held in a slave pen(barracoon) on the West of Africa: After Kunta was captured, he was squished into a slave pen on a beach in West Africa. Slaves were stuck into very uncomfortable pens without much room. Most slaves reflected and gave up on escaping but Kunta still hoped to escape.
  • Packed in the hull of the slave ship: Kunta was very cramped in the hull and it was very painful.  The slaves wore shackles and laid on wood floors on their backs. Many slaves felt hopeless and suicidal.
  • While most of the male slaves were dancing to exercise one day. A female slave escaped and committed suicide. This averted the attention of the crew, and the slaves used the distraction to steal the key to their shackles and start freeing themselves.  However, someone fired a canon at them, hurting and foiling their revolt. 
  • Slave revolt aboard the slave ship: Most of the slaves danced to exercise daily and once a female slave jumped overboard to death during exercise.  During the commotion, the slaves stole their shackles key to unlock themselves. However, someone fired a canon at them, foiling their revolt.
  • Public auction into slave life: During auction, slaves were viewed before potential buyers on a stage. Then they were physically inspected by the potential buyers. Finally, the slave was auctioned off to buyers, and the person who bid the highest would get the slave.
  • Naming of Kunta Kinte as a slave: After Kunta was auctioned, he was bought by Mr. John Reynolds for 155 pounds.  Mr. Reynolds then named Kunta “Toby”.  When Kunta discovered his new, he was stubborn and refused to answer to “Toby.”
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