PBS NewsHour

The hunt is on for the last slave ship to arrive in the U.S.

Clip: 04/13/2019 | 9m 38s Video has closed captioning.

Archaeologists are analyzing data from a survey of Alabama’s Mobile River, looking for the Clotilda, the last known slave ship to arrive in America. The ship's survivors were enslaved for a few years before forming a unique community, Africatown. Clotilda descendants say its discovery would highlight their ancestors' story of strength and survival. NewsHour Weekend's Megan Thompson reports.

Aired: 04/13/19

Rating: NR

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