Coming up on Perspectives with Eric Reynolds, Eric talks to Dr. James “Jim” Delgado. He is a Maritime Archaeologist who led the team to identify the wreckage and remains of the Clotilda. At the end of its journey from Africa’s west coast in 1860 to escape Federal Government officials, the ship was sailed up the Mobile River near Twelve Mile Island sunk and burned. The Clotilda’s whereabouts was considered unknown by most. Dr. Delgado shares that from the team’s findings, the Clotilda was never really lost. They believe it was revisited over the last nearly 160 years. Dr. Delgado also talks about the process required to officially verify the wreckage. Eric joins a Clotilda Descendant and a U.S. Navy Chief, who both share the excitement of what’s happening in the AfricaTown community today due to the rediscovery of the Clotilda.
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