This is just a basic overview of some of the information you will be using in your presentation.
Slavery in the Americas technically started with the Aztecs but we would like you to stay with African American slavery for this project. Slaves were taken from Africa pretty much around the western coast. They were captured by other African tribes who were hired by the white men. The captured slaves were then taken to slave ships and shipped acrossed the Atlantic along the Triangular Trade Route to the Americas. When they reached the Americas, they were sold at auction blocks to the highest bidder. They were then taken to their new master's house and put to work, usually on a plantation.