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Thursday 9th July 2009 9pm-10pm Travel Channel
The Transatlantic Slave Trade.
In this Globe Trekker Special, Zoe Palmer, Ian Wright, Justine Shapiro, and Megan McCormick, travel throughout Africa, Europe, the Caribbean, and North and South America, discovering the terrible truth about this shameful episode of history, which saw 12 million slaves taken out of Africa, and 2 million killed. All along the West African coast, from the C15th onwards, dozens of European forts were built to house captured slaves, before they were shipped across the Atlantic to the Americas. Justine Shapiro is at Ouidah in Benin, Megan McCormick travels to Elmina in Ghana, whilst Zoe Palmer visits Goree Island in Senegal, as well as the Cape Verde islands just off the African coast.We visit sugar and cotton plantations formerly worked by slaves in the Caribbean, and the United States - Ian Wright travels to Jamaica and the Turks and Caicos Islands, Zoe Palmer visits St Lucia and Guadeloupe, whilst Megan McCormick and Justine Shapiro are at former slave plantations in the United States.
Pilot Guides have glued together a number of previous episodes to make this special presented by Zoe Palmer.
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