Slave Market Memorial in Zanzibar, Tanzania

Published Oct 01 2020 at 2:00 PM GMT
  • In 1873 the world's last open slave market closed.
  • The last vestige of this horrific institution was located in Stone Town, Zanzibar.
  • Slaves were transported to Zanzibar via overcrowded dhows.
  • With little food, rampant disease, and appalling conditions, not all slaves made it to Zanzibar.
  • For those that did make it, another ordeal awaited, as they were sold at this site and then were likely shipped off to various Arab countries.



  • Published Oct 1, 2020 2:00 PM GMT