The Igbo Landing 1803 is historically remembered as the first freedom march in the history of the United States.It is part of Nigeria’s history because the people involved were Nigerians. A number of Igbos approximately Igbo slaves were purchased for an average of 100 dollars each by slave merchants John Couper and Thomas Spalding in a place now known as Nigeria to be resold in St Simon Island, Glynn County Georgia.
These Igbo slaves rose in rebellion,took control of the ship and drowned their captors.
At the direction of their Chief they walked into the marshy waters of Dunbar Creek and committed mass suicide.The deaths signaled a powerful story of resistance as these captives overwhelmed their captors in a strange land and took their own lives rather than remain enslaved in the New world.
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