Slave Wrecks Project
The Slave Wrecks Project (SWP), based at GW, is a long-term collaboration between six institutions which combines research, training and education to advance the study of the global slave trade, particularly through the lens of slave shipwrecks. Prof. Stephen Lubkemann is the International Coordinator.
The Smithsonian’s recently opened National Museum of African American History and Culture exhibits relics from the São José, a slave ship being excavated in South Africa by the SWP.
Besides the Smithsonian and GW, core SWP partners are Iziko Museums of South Africa, the South African Heritage Resource Agency, the U.S. National Park Service, Diving With a Purpose, and the African Centre for Heritage Activities.
Read the article in GW Magazine.