In the slave quarters, and even later, I heard whispered conversations among the coloured people of the tortures which the slaves, including, no doubt, my ancestors on my mother's side, suffered in the middle passage of the slave ship while being conveyed from Africa to America.
As the great day drew nearer, there was more singing in the slave quarters than usual.
Was it any wonder that within a few hours the wild rejoicing ceased and a feeling of deep gloom seemed to pervade the slave quarters? To some it seemed that, now that they were in actual possession of it, freedom was a more serious thing than they had expected to find it.
The sorrow in the slave quarter was only second to that in the "big house." When the two young masters were brought home wounded, the sympathy of the slaves was shown in many ways.
On arrival at the Ugbo Oke-Mafurangan transit camp, the Olugbo, Obamakin Osangangan sighted the beautiful damsel and asked that she should be brought to him and not taken to the slave quarters
. Moremi became the beloved wife of Olugbo and took advantage of his love and affection for her to find out the secret behind the Ugbo warriors' gallantry.
Historians, emphasizing the importance of the slaves' familial, religious, and social lives in promoting group solidarity and resilience, have created what Forret terms "the powerful 'slave community' paradigm," one that downplays disagreements and fissures in the slave quarters