Thursday, June 5, 1997

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  • Spirits of the Passage

    Democracy Now takes a special look at the trans-Atlantic slave trade. The new book Spirits of the Passage tells the story of the Henrietta Marie, the only slave ship to crash while being used as such. One of the authors of the book, Rosemarie Robotham, joins Amy to discuss the book and history of the trans-Atlantic slave trade.

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

    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.

  • Tape of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    Dr. King giving speech on Black history and strength.

  • Tape of Dr. Molefi Kete Asante

    Dr. Asante speaking about the experience of Africans on slave ships.

  • Tape of Nkechi Taifa–Howard University School of Law

    Speech from Taifa on reparations for Black Americans and the history of Blacks in America.

  • Randall Kennedy

    Randall Kennedy of Harvard Law School speaks with Amy about race, justice and law enforcement in the United States.