Sao Jose


“60 Minutes” got an early look at the first artifacts ever recovered from a slave ship, which will be on display at the National Museum of African-American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. Source: Inside a sunken slave ship from 220 years ago – CBS...

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The Smithsonian’s African American History Museum, with the help of a worldwide network of scholars, will display pieces of the formerly sunken São José. Source: The Museum That Resurrected a Slave...

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A multi-agency collaboration is searching the Caribbean waters for wrecks of ships that were bringing slaves to the New World more than 300 years ago, with at least two wrecks discovered and the possibility of another five in the waters near Buck Island Reef National Monument and the Christiansted National Historic Site in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Source: Buck Island Reef National...

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BY CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA ASSOCIATED PRESS CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Against a backdrop of exclusive, sea-view apartments in Cape Town, South African and American researchers on Tuesday paid tribute at the spot where slaves died when the Portuguese ship that was carrying them into bondage sank in 1794. Three divers, deterred by rain and wind that evoked the stormy conditions that wrecked the Sao Jose–Paquete de Africa...

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