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Thursday, June 5, 1997 FULL SHOW | HEADLINES | NEXT: Tape of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
1997-06-05

Tape Documenting the Discovery of the Ruins of the Henrietta Marie–A Slave Ship Speaks

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Sydney Schanberg, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist who has worked for many publications including the New York Times and Village Voice. Steven Yount. President of the Independent Association of Publishers’ Employees, Local 1096, the union that represents more than 2,000 employees of Dow Jones. He is also a newscaster for The Wall Street Journal Radio Network.

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A recorded tape–A Slave Ship Speaks–documents the feelings of one of the divers who discovered the Henrietta Marie. It includes Harvard University professor Cornell West offering his thoughts on the discovery of the ship and on how Americans deal with the legacy of slavery. It also included Muhammad Nasir Athey–executive director of the American Anti-Slavery Group sharing his thoughts on the state of slavery in the world today, as well as Marion Sykes, co-chair of the NABS (National Association of Black Scuba Divers) shipwreck committee, as well as her Husband Oswald Sykes, the chair of the NABS shipwreck committee sharing their opinions on the significance of the finding of the Henrietta Marie.


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