SOURCE: The New Yorker
Documentary on the Last Slave Ship to Arrive in the United States Takes on Questions of Memorializing Racist Violence
Margaret Brown's "Descendant" looks at the effort to preserve and promote Africatown, the Alabama coast community founded by people brought on the last slave ship to dock in the United States.
The history of Meaher and the slave ship Clotilda may offer one of the more clear-cut cases for slavery reparations, with identifiable perpetrators and victims.
Interest in finding the Clotilda reignited in January 2018 after AL.com reporter Ben Raines discovered the remains of a ship near Mobile.
SOURCE: NY Times
The people of Africatown are already dreaming that the ship’s bones will reside with them, serving as a key not only to the past but to the future, attracting tourists and sparking a much-needed renaissance.
SOURCE: PBS Newshour
The remains of the last slave ship that came to America have been found in Alabama's Mobile River. In 1860, the schooner Clotilda brought 110 Africans to U.S. shores, decades after it was illegal to import slaves into the country.
SOURCE: National Geographic
"This finding is also a critical piece of the story of Africatown, which was built by the resilient descendants of America’s last slave ship."
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