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    Reporter Finds What May Be America’s Last Slave Ship

    Wade in the water, children — never know what you’ll find. In 1860, the Clotilda was the last ship to bring a group of African slaves to the U.S., but the captain unloaded and sank her, as international slaving was outlawed in 1808. Freed a few years later, the captives would found a nearby community called Africatown, still home to their descendants. But the ship was lost, until journalist Ben Raines followed historical clues and local lore to a wreck that, if verified, may trouble the waters again.

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