This week in the twittersphere, the Clotilda, the last known slave ship to arrive in the United States, was found this week in Alabama waters. Meagan Flynn details the discovery in her article for The Washington Post. Find it, here. Allison Keyes explores what the discovery of the Clotilda means for an Alabama community of descendants of the ships survivors in Smithsonian Magazine. Read it, here.
Korsha Wilson’s article “A Chef Tells the Story of the Slave Trade Through Dinner,” published by The New York Times, also made the rounds this week. In her article, Wilson explores how Eric Adjepong, a Ghanaian-American chef, shows the influences of African cuisine throughout the diaspora through his menu, “The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Through Food.” Learn more, here.
Published by US NEWS, Chris Dunker examines the relationship between the law, slavery, and freedom suits in his article “University of Nebraska Project Shows Slavery Lawsuit History.” Find out more, here.
Published by The National Post, Douglas Quan’s article “Unravelling the Lives of the Man Who Spent 12 Years a Slave – And the Canadian Who Saved Him,” explores how individual researchers and descendants of Solomon Northup and Samuel Bass continue to discover new information about the two following the release of the film five years ago. Learn more, here.