The Middle Passage was the middle section of the trade route taken by many of the slave ships. The first section (the ‘Outward Passage’ ) was from Europe to Africa. Then came the Middle Passage, and the ‘Return Passage’ was the final journey from the Americas to Europe. The Middle Passage took the enslaved Africans away from their homeland. They were from different countries and different ethnic (or cultural) groups. 86% of my DNA reveals a linkage to many who survived the six to thirteen weeks voyage. The average losses were between 1,000,000 and 2,000,000 deaths.
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