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The Last Ship of the Atlantic Slave Trade

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In July 1860, half a century after the importation of captive slaves was banned under federal law, a ship docked in Alabama carrying around 110 enslaved people.


To find out who was still engaging in the Atlantic slave trade, how these people were forced onto the Clotilda and what happened to them after landing in the United States, Don speaks to Hannah Durkin.


Hannah is the author of 'Survivors: The Lost Stories of the Last Captives of the Atlantic Slave Trade'.


Produced and edited by Sophie Gee. Senior Producer was Charlotte Long.


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