Live From Norfolk Virginia — The Henrietta Marie

GUESTS: Philip D. Morgan Professor of History, College of William and Mary Author, Slave Counterpoint University of North Carolina Press[1998] Cassandra Newby-Alexander Professor of African-American History, Norfolk State University Consultant for the Henrietta Marie exhibit at Nauticus Joseph Miller The T. Cary Johnson Jr. Professor of History, University of Virginia President, The American Historical Association Author, Way of Death: Merchant Capitalism and The Angolan Slave Trade, 1730-1830 University of Wisconsin Press [1988] Join Talk of the Nation for a live broadcast from Nauticus, The National Maritime Center in Norfolk, Virginia. Nauticus is the temporary home to a travelling exhibit about the Henrietta Marie, a slave ship that sank in the Florida Straits in 1701. The ship's artifacts tell us a lot about the horrific experience of West Africans as they crossed the Atlantic. Join Ray Suarez and guests to discuss the history of early slave trade.



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