NBC News Correspondent Ron Allen journeys to Bunce Island off the coast of Sierra Leone. Bunce Island was once a slave trading fortress, which served as the beginning of a tragic journey for tens of thousands of Africans transported across the Atlantic into slavery in the United States. One African-American family, the Martins, was able to trace its roots two and a half centuries back to the island and to a little girl named Priscilla who was sold into slavery when she was 10 years old.
During the transatlantic slave trade in 1756, a 10-year-old girl by the name of Priscilla was kidnapped in Sierra Leone, west Africa and brought to Bunce Island, one of the most notorious slave trading fortresses in the world. NBC’s Ron Allen takes a tour of the island with American history professor, Joe Opala.
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