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Fact #13 ( Ulysses S. Grant)

Ulysses S. Grant

Ulysses S. Grant smoked at least 20 cigars a day and, after a brilliant war victory, a nation of well wishers sent him more than 10,000 cigars. He later died of throat cancer.

The Middle Passage: 1699

Date: May, 31st 2013 12:30 pm - 12:45 pm

Taken from the memoir of James Barbot, the part-owner and “supercargo” of the slave ship The Albion-Frigate, this is an account of the harrowing “middle passage.” It is also a frank look at the slave trade of the late 17th and early 18th centuries.*****

Location
Great Hall Stage