Calabar slave museum


Slavery has always been a near-taboo topic of discussion between Africans and Blacks in the Diaspora. In discussions about slavery, inevitably, the issue of sharing blame always arises. Did Africans because of greed, jealousies, stupidity, and or the lure of cheap gin and beads offered by Europeans gladly sell off their own people to a life of humiliation, misery and menial work as plantation workers in the West Indies and the United States of America?…..As we now, as a nation, put a lot of emphasis on the new aspects of human trafficking in our society (again to the Western world and all for purely monetary gains), the Calabar Slave Museum is a sobering testimony of our social history, full of lessons of the worst in human behaviour and a chilling permanent presence documenting gross human abuse.

The Two Princes of Calabar