History of Ebo Landing
The history of Ebo Landing is one of defiance to being enslaved. Today, the story is both morally and historically relevant, as it has become an essential part of African American history, as one of the events that sparked the anti-slavery movement in the Western world.
In 1803, a group of 75 Africans from Igboland (or present-day Republic of Nigeria) were captured and brought to Georgia aboard a ship, where they would be taken to a location to serve as slaves on a plantation field. Upon landing on St. Simons Island, the Ebo walked in unison into Dunbar Creek, choosing death over enslavement.
Ebo landing is now a sacred site, located at Dunbar Creek on St. Simons Island. Street access to this site is limited.
There are several variations of the spelling of Ebo.