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Refuge Under a Rock

Reclus, Elisée, The earth and its inhabitants, Africa. (published 1890-1893 [v.1, 1892] ), New York : D. Appleton, 1890-1893 [v.1, 1892]

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture / General Research and Reference Division

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Refuge Under a Rock

Abeokuta, which means refuge under a rock in Yoruba, started as a sanctuary in southeastern Nigeria. In other parts of Africa, similar schemes were used by the populations fleeing the destruction brought about by the transatlantic slave trade.