In July 1860, on a bet, 110 African captives came to Alabama on board the schooner Clotilda. For the first time, archaeologists will explore the sunken wreck of the last American slave ship.

Clotilda: Last American Slave Ship

In July 1860, on a bet, the schooner Clotilda carried 110 kidnapped Africans to slavery in Alabama. The traffickers tried to hide their crime, but now, archaeologists explore the sunken wreck. In a dangerous dive, they find physical evidence of the crime. Descendants of the passengers tell the story of how their ancestors turned a cruel tragedy into an uplifting story of courage and resilience.

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