Here and Now Vault: Commemorating Juneteenth

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Join Sandra Bookman as she shares five special segments from the "Here and Now" archive that give insights into the history of slavery in the United States as we commemorate Juneteenth.

Join Sandra Bookman as she shares five special segments from the "Here and Now" archive that give insights into the history of slavery in the United States as we commemorate Juneteenth.



SEGMENT ONE

Undersea explorer Barry Clifford discovered the Whydah Gally, a pirate ship that wrecked off the coast of Cape Cod originally used as a slave ship in the 18th century. Sandra Bookman interviewed Clifford to discuss the discovery in 2020.

SEGMENT TWO

A forgotten burial ground in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx uncovers the stories of enslaved Africans who served wealthy white families in the 19th century. In 2015, Sandra Bookman sat down with Phillip Panaritis, the co-founder of the Hunts Point Slave Burial Ground Project, to discuss its significance.


SEGMENT THREE

Sandra Bookman talks with Jeffrey Fletcher, owner of a private collection of artifacts chronicling the history of slavery and segregation in America.


SEGMENT FOUR

The documentary, "A Story of Bones," tells the story of a burial ground found in Saint Helena, where the remains of thousands of "freed slaves" were discovered. Cultural projects consultant and impact producer, Peggy King Jorde, joined Sandra Bookman to discuss the findings.


SEGMENT FIVE

National Geographic Explorer Tara Roberts documents slave ships that wrecked in the Atlantic Ocean during the transatlantic slave trade and follows a group of Black divers who are dedicated to finding and helping document the wrecks. A six-part podcast series, "Into the Depths" and National Geographic Magazine explore the complex history of the global slave trade and the stories of the estimated 12.5-million Africans forced to make the Middle Passage.