The first episode of a six-part National Geographic podcast series about a group of black divers around the world that are searching for sunken wrecks of slave ships is now online.
According to the podcast’s description:
“Into the Depths follows National Geographic Explorer Tara Roberts as she sets off on the journey of a lifetime to meet the divers, marine archaeologists, descendants of those brought over on ships, and historians investigating the lost stories of the slave trade. She’s inspired to share their accounts both to expand the historical record and to honor the estimated 1.8 million unsung souls who perished during the Middle Passage. Along the way, Tara meets up with her family and friends, spiritual advisers, and even a poet to help tell those ancestral stories, and delves into her own roots — challenging her assumptions about home and belonging.”
You can find the “Into the Depths” podcast on Apple Podcasts here.
(Featured image credit: Mark Thiessen/National Geographic)
The first episode of #IntoTheDepths, our new six-part podcast is live! In this series, Tara Roberts aims to expand the historical record and to honor the estimated 1.8 million unsung souls who perished during the Middle Passage. https://t.co/Yi8S44Y2ic pic.twitter.com/Xop2D5Rrq2
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