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July 2019    Download the Entire Issue (PDF) Vol. 34, No. 7   RSS Feed for Undercurrent Issues
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Divers Find the Last Slave Ship

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Alabama's Mobile River was confirmed in May to be the resting place of Clotilda, a 19th century twomasted schooner that's the last known ship to bring slaves from Africa to America. She was deliberately sunk in 1860, just north of the Mobile Bay delta, after an illegal trans-Atlantic voyage by American slave trader Timothy Meaher. The Clotilda's authentication was led by the Alabama Historical Commission and SEARCH Inc., a group of maritime archaeologists and divers who specialize in historic shipwrecks, as well as the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture, which became involved through its Slave Wrecks Project....


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