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A Slave Ship Speaks
The Wreck of the Henrietta Marie

"Speak her name and gently touch the souls of our ancestors."

The Wreck of the Henrietta Marie
The Henrietta Marie in Perspective

The Henrietta Marie sank near Key West in 1701 after delivering a consignment of African captives to the island of Jamaica. These two essays thoughtfully explore the history of the ship and the nature of slavery.

These two essays originally accompanied the exhibition, A Slave Ship Speaks, when it showed at the Historical Museum of Southern Florida in 1997.

For information about the exhibition, including its schedule, contact the Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Musuem at www.melfisher.org.

 

 

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