Researchers Returning for Assessment of Last US Slave Ship

Researchers are returning to the Alabama coast near Mobile to assess the sunken remains of the last slave ship to bring captive Africans to the United States more than 160 years ago.

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FILE - Traffic passes a mural of the slave ship Clotilda along Africatown Boulevard, in Mobile, Ala., May 30, 2019. Researchers are returning to the Alabama coast near Mobile in May 2022 to assess the sunken remains of the Clotilda, which was the last slave ship to bring captive Africans to the United States more than 160 years earlier. (AP Photo/Kevin McGill, File)
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MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Researchers are returning to the Alabama coast near Mobile to assess the sunken remains of the last slave ship to bring captive Africans to the United States more than 160 years ago. The Alabama Historical Commission says a team will begin a 10-day evaluation of the remnants of the Clotilda on Monday. Experts have described the wreck as the most complete slave ship ever discovered. The agency has hired Resolve Marine,…

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