A black man is President, and that black man has hired the first black man as Attorney General and, we have Real Housewives of Atlanta that boasts an all black cast (minus 1) living lavishly on national television. Black people are on the rise … literally. Now, marine archaeologists have discovered the remains of a slave ship that wrecked off the coast of Turks and Caicos in 1841. That wreck saved the lives of 192 Africans whose legacy can be traced to present day shores of Turks and Caicos.
Certainly the residents of the islands must be elated at the news of the discovery. They are ready to assist and move forward with the discovery. The ship was first unearthed in 2004, but the connection to its history was uncertain. Now that it’s known, the island is the beneficiary of the remains. Read here, to see who are the latest candidates for African American Lives with Henry Louis Gates.