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Zora Neale Hurston shines a light on the true story of one of the last known sur­vivors of the At­lantic slave trade that were ab­ducted from Africa on the last "Blak Cargo" ship that ar­rived to the United States.

In 1927, Zora trav­eled to Plateau, Alabama and in­ter­viewed 86 year old Cudjo Lewis who was the last per­son of the mil­lions that were in­volved in the slave

trade that in­cluded the raid of his African home, his 50 years of bondage even af­ter the At­lantic Slave Trade was out­lawed in the United States.

She came back In 1931 to Plateau, the African-cen­tric com­mu­nity three miles from Mo­bile founded by Cudjo and other for­mer slaves from his ship.

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