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Inside a sunken slave ship from 220 years ago – CBS News

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“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 News

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The Museum That Resurrected a Slave Ship

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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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NPS Joins International Slave Wrecks Project

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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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How Do We Get Americans to Talk Honestly About Slavery?

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SWP Core Partners Participate in National Discussion About Remembering and Representing Slavery in America – Kamau Sadiki (Diving With a Purpose) – Paul Gardullo (Smithsonian Institution National Museum of African American History & Culture) Source: How Do We Get Americans to Talk Honestly About Slavery?

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GW Archaeologist Resurfaces Stories from a Sunken Slave Ship | GW Today | The George Washington University | Washington, DC

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Source: GW Archaeologist Resurfaces Stories from a Sunken Slave Ship | GW Today | The George Washington University | Washington, DC

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18th century Portuguese slave ship Sao Jose wreck found – CNN.com

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Archaeologists and divers from across continents believe they have struck history gold, confirming the discovery of a sunken slave ship. Source: 18th century Portuguese slave ship Sao Jose wreck found –...

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SLAVES WHO DIED IN 1794 CAPE TOWN SHIPWRECK ARE REMEMBERED- Associated Press

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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 slave ship, ventured a few feet (meters) into the surf of the Clifton suburb’s beach to scatter sand from...

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Wreck of slave ship: Why the São José fascinates – CSMonitor.com

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Wreck of slave ship: The discovery of the São José, off the coast of South Africa, is believed to be the first sunken slave ship ever recovered. Source: Wreck of slave ship: Why the São José fascinates –...

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IU historian available to comment on discovery of Portuguese slave ship near South Africa

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June 5, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — The discovery of the São José, a Portuguese slave ship that sank in 1794 near Cape Town, South Africa, is “indeed a major discovery,” in part because no other slave vessel has been excavated that sank while carrying slaves, says Indiana University historian Pedro Machado, who researches Indian Ocean trade in the late 1700s and early 1800s. The story of the ship, which sank off the Cape of Good Hope while carrying 400 slaves from Mozambique bound for Brazil, was revealed this week by...

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São José Video- Short Version – YouTube

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Published on May 29, 2015 The Slave Wrecks Project (SWP) is a long-term collaboration between six core partners, including the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). The project is designed to combine research, training and education to build new scholarship and knowledge about the study of the global slave trade, particularly through the lens of slave shipwrecks. Core partners for SWP include the George Washington University, Iziko Museums of South Africa, the South African Heritage Resource Agency,...

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