Images: Senegambia, the Gold Coast, and the Bight of Benin

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An Anyi from Côte d’Ivoire

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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An Anyi from Côte d’Ivoire

People from the Gold Coast, often identified as Akan, and people from Côte d’Ivoire represented 12 to 15 percent of the Africans in the U.S.A.

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  2. Introduction
  3. The Growth in Arrivals
  4. The Main Areas of Destination
  5. African Origins in the U.S.
  6. Peoples from the Kongo and the Bight of Biafra
  7. Senegambia, the Gold Coast, and the Bight of Benin
  8. The Creation of the African Diaspora
  9. Bibliography

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