Wreck of Last American Slave Ship May Have Been Found in Alabama Swamp

January 26, 2018

The wreck of the last ship to transport African slaves to the U.S. may have been found. The Clotilda brought more than 100 slaves to Alabama before the Civil War was fought. Journalist Ben Raines found the wreck during a low tide. Though the identity of the ship has not been confirmed, Raines is hopeful. "They may find slave pins that were built in the ship, they may find manacles, they'll certainly find all kinds of supplies."