Archaeologists studying the Clotilda, found in 2019, say the wreck may contain many well-preserved artifacts, from food-filled barrels to human DNA. And above all to point out the horrors of the slave trade. The hold of the Clotilda ship became hell for 108 African prisoners brought to Alabama in 1860, more than 50 years after the slave trade was declared illegal. The captain set fire to the schooner to cover his tracks, but much of the boat’s wooden hull was saved.
Collection: Images, Multimedia, Texts
Project: 9. Travels and travelers: economic, social and cultural connections.
Scope: All the school career (primary and secondary)
Resource type: Document, Video
Source: National Geographic (3/02/2022)
Owner: Beatrice Borghi (Modernalia)
Copyright: National Geographic
Abstract: The horrors of slavery.