Tue, Oct 04|
Enslaved The Sunken History of the Transatlantic Slave Trade Panel Discussion
Join this panel discussion featuring author Sean Kingsley, Kramer Wimbley and Akinyele Umoja.
Time & Location
Oct 04, 2022, 6:30 PM
About The Event
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In these pages we meet the remarkable group, Diving with a Purpose (DWP), as they dive sunken slave ships all around the world. They search for remains and artifacts testifying to the millions of kidnapped Africans that were transported to Europe, the Americas, and the Caribbean. From manilla bracelets to shackles, cargo, and other possessions, the finds from these wrecks bring the stories of lost lives back to the surface. As we follow the men and women of DWP across eleven countries, Jacobovici and Kingsley’s rich research puts the archaeology and history of these wrecks that lost between 1670 to 1858 in vivid context. From the ports of Gold Coast Africa, to the corporate hubs of trading companies of England, Portugal and the Netherlands, and the final destinations in the New World, Jacobovici and Kingsley show how the slave trade touched every nation and every society on earth.
Dr. Sean Kingsley is a marine archaeologist who has explored over 350 wrecks from Israel to America. Off the UK he identified the world’s earliest Royal African Company English ‘slaver’ ship. Sean writes for National Geographic and is the founder of Wreckwatch magazine about the world’s sunken wonders.
For more than a decade, Kramer Wimberley has been a lead dive instructor and board member of Diving With a Purpose (DWP). A certified archeology diver, Kramer was recently featured alongside executive producer, Samuel L. Jackson Jr. in the 2020 six-part documentary, Enslaved.
Akinyele Umoja is a scholar activist and founding member of the New Afrikan Peoples
Organization and the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement. Affectionately known as “Baba
AK”, Umoja is currently a Professor of Africana Studies at Georgia State University and
is the author of the award-winning book, We Will Shoot Back: Armed Resistance and the
Mississippi Freedom Movement.