The last known survivor of the transatlantic slave ships, brought to the US in 1860, has been identified by an academic at Newcastle University.
Sally Smith was kidnapped from West Africa by slave traders and lived until 1937 in Alabama, staying on the plantation where she had been enslaved.
Hannah Durkin made the discovery while researching first-hand accounts, archives and census records.
The previous last known survivor had been a former slave who died in 1935. Read more