The Legacy of the Clotilda

Fifty years after the Atlantic slave trade was outlawed, the Clotilda became the last ship in history to bring enslaved Africans to the United States. The ship was scuttled on arrival to hide evidence of the crime, and despite numerous efforts to find the sunken wreck, it remained hidden for the next 160 years. Ben Raines, author of THE LAST SLAVE SHIP, discusses the ship's history, and how its legacy continues to impact the descendants of those transported into slavery, the descendants of their fellow Africans who sold them, and the descendants of their American enslavers. Learn more:

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