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

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People from the Bight of Benin

Frey, H. (Henri), Côte occidentale d'Afrique : vues, scènes, croquis / Colonel Frey ; nombreuses illustrations de Bretegnier ... [et al.] (published 1890), Paris : C. Marpon et E. Flammarion, 1890.

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

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People from the Bight of Benin

Yoruba, Ewe, Fon, Allada and Mahi from the Bight of Benin were largely represented in the rest of the Americas, but their presence in the United States was insignificant.

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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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