Latest Slave ship Stories

Unearthed Burial Grounds Provide Look Into Slave Trade
2012-03-11 06:05:15

A slave burial ground in St Helena has been unearthed and discovered by archeologists from the University of Bristol. The burial ground was discovered in the South Atlantic Island as construction for a new airport and roads continues. Archeologists now look to the burial ground to tell the story of the Middle Passage during the Atlantic slave trade. St Helena is located 1,000 miles off the eastern shore of Africa. The island became famous for being a landing place for many freed slaves...

2011-08-19 08:10:00

Imagine being able to embrace the charm of the 18th century through the eyes of a sea-ridden pirate. I took a trip to capture the whimsical moments given by National Geographic's "Real Pirate: The Untold Story of the Whydah from Slave Ship to Pirate Ship" exhibit in Denver, Colorado just days before its set to expire in the Rocky Mountain capital. The exhibit features a discovery made by Barry Clifford in 1984 of a slave ship turned pirate ship in 1717. From the moment you step into...

2008-12-07 12:15:00

A new Web database created by historians may help millions of blacks find out more about their African ancestors who were forced onto slave ships, connecting them to their heritage in a way that white Europeans have done for years.The project called, "Voyages: The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database" launched Friday during a conference at Emory University marking the bicentennial of the official end of the trans-Atlantic slave trade in 1808. The University sponsored the two-year interactive...

2008-11-26 08:26:39

The remains of a wrecked slave ship, off the Turks and Caicos Islands, were uncovered by marine archaeologists who say the accident in 1841 set free the ancestors of many current residents of those islands. Historians believe 192 Africans survived the sinking of the Spanish ship Trouvadore off the British-ruled islands, where the slave trade was banned at that time. The ship had been forgotten through the years, said researcher Don Keith, so when the discovery connected the ship to current...

Word of the Day
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.