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The design of the memorial is a ship to represent the meaning behind the island. Bunce Island was a location where enslaved Africans were brought to be inspected before being brought over to the Americans. This island was one of the most profitable slave trading posts in the world.
Columbus State University
Bunce Island, Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, Ships
Carney, Sharon; Colberg, Kristal; Watkins, Raven; and Jackson, Victoria, "Bunce Island" (2020). History from Below: Memorialization Projects. 22.