A black neighborhood reacts to finding the slave ship that brought their ancestors to America

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Published on 26 Feb 2020, 15:35
Washington Post Journalist Nicole Ellis visits Africatown, Alabama, following the discovery of the Clotilda, the last known slave ship to arrive on U.S. shores. She retraces how it was found and discusses its significance with Americans whose ancestors were smuggled onto the ship. From exploring sunken vessels of the Middle Passage to reconstructing museum exhibits that chronicle slavery, Descendants is a documentary series exploring how African Americans are breaking down the barriers that separate them from their ancestors and reconnecting with a lineage once lost. Watch the series: youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8Q...

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