Venture Smith Photo

Venture Smith

Death: Sep 19, 1805

Birthplace: Guinea

Nationality: United States

Venture Smith

Date of Death : Sep 19, 1805
Birth Place : Guinea

Venture Smith was an African captured as a 10- or 11-year-old and marched to Anomabu on the Gold Coast to be sold as a slave. As an adult, he purchased his freedom and that of his family. His history was documented when he recorded a narrative of his life and published it under the title A Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Venture, a Native of Africa: But Resident above Sixty Years in the United States of America, Related by Himself.

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