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Slave Wrecks Project

The Slave Wrecks Project is an international network that utilizes maritime archaeology - a relatively new field - to discover and research sunken slave ships in order to further study and document the transatlantic slave trade. The project is hosted by the National Museum of African American History and Culture (previously featured in the 07-31-2020 Scout Report), which is part of the Smithsonian Institution. Working around the world, especially in North and South America, the Caribbean, and Africa, the project features studies of the journeys of specific ships, where and how they wrecked, and their lasting effects on communities, cultures, and nations. The Slave Wrecks Project is guided by the belief that the transatlantic slave trade is a part of history often told on too immense a scale to fully comprehend, and therefore seeks to bring this story down to a human scale, ensuring that these "long-neglected histories are recovered, restored, remembered, protected and shared." On the website, visitors will find details about discoveries from the project, as well as additional initiatives and resources from the museum.
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Date of Scout Publication
November 5th, 2021
Date Of Record Creation
October 29th, 2021 at 1:18pm
Date Of Record Release
November 3rd, 2021 at 2:40pm
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