SANKOFA'S SLAVERY DATA COLLECTION
Location: Annapolis, Ann Arundel Co., MD
History: Whitehall Plantation was owned by John Ridout, Secretary to the Governor
of Maryland. According to a Maryland slave sale announcement (1767), Ridout
acted as the agent for the sale of Kunta Kinte and 97 others "from the
River Gambia in Africa to Annapolis ..a cargo of choice, healthy slaves"
(from the Lord Ligonier slave ship). According to his will (1799), he mandated
that his ca. 100 slaves at Whitehall Plantation be emancipated. Each slave family
was bequeathed one acre of land and material to build a house. Descendants of
the orignal slave families still live there today.
Associated Surnames: Ridout
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