Monday, March 11, 2019

Rescued Yoruba and Egbar Slaves Arrive in Nassau May 4th., 1838

“A ni ominira!” is Yoruba for “We are free!” On 4th May, 1838, one thousand and forty three (1,043) Yoruba and Egbar African slaves were rescued by two British Man of War, H.M. ‘Pearl’ and ‘Sappho.’

They were all brought to Nassau.