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Freedom fighters The abolition movement of the slave trade started when the first slaver came to Africa to enslave its people, to which the response was to pick weapons and say ‘It you or me’. Queen Nzinga, of Angola developed such a reputation she was accused of doing things of mythical proportions. She even executed her own brother for turning traitor to the Portuguese. She had fought the Portuguese as did her father before her. Throughout the entire slavery era acts of resistance was being carried out wherever slaves were held in America the Caribbean’s and Africa. Dahomy refused to do any trade with the British in retaliation British ships were placed of shore and towns and villages were subjected to sustained artillery bombardment killing people indiscriminately because they would not trade with them. In Brazil the communities resisted slavery for over 100 years. Zumbi of the Palm eras was one of the greatest African freedom fighters in that struggle. Nat Turner, Sojourner Truth was African freedom fighters like wise Toussaint L ‘Overture in Haiti. History show that African women were in the forefront of the battles with men, Yaa Asantewaa, Harriet Tubman. On the ship Thomas overrun by slaves when the women kept on deck by sailors for rape purposes, because they could be washed and kept clean for that purpose. They stole the keys guns and knives with other implements. Calculated the time sailors were on watch and bided their time until they could spring the men from the hold of the ship and free themselves by taking the ship. They noticed that there was a time when only eight sailors were on duty and that when they struck. It was the women who overpowered the sailor and took the ship. In Guyana black broke into open rebellion defeated the Dutch and ran the country for 11 months after installing a revolutionary government. It took disunity and a combined force of English and Dutch soldiers to regain the upper hand. The Africans in the Caribbean’s defeated two French armies the second headed by Napoleon brother in law who was heavily defeated by Jacque Desalinise in Haiti. France was then the greatest military power in the world. Blacks also defeated a Spanish army and five other European armies in the space of a few years in the Caribbean’s.