Dec. 1, 2020

Diving with a Purpose and the Hunt for Sunken Slave Ships

Diving with a Purpose and the Hunt for Sunken Slave Ships

Of the over 12,000 ships making more than 40,000 voyages over 250 years of slave trade, hundreds sunk to the bottom of the ocean but barely a handful have been explored and cataloged. The Ocean Science Radio team sits down with members of Diving with a Purpose who are tasked with training volunteers and scientists to do underwater archeology to rectify this.


Come hear the story of Kamau Sadiki, President, National Association of Black Scuba Divers, lead diving instructor for Diving with a Purpose and a member of the team that identified the Clotilda, the last-known ship to bring slaves from Africa to the USA AND of Gabrielle Miller, an archeologist specializing in the African Diaspora and a trainer who came up in the ranks of Diving with a Purpose.