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Sailors and Slaves: USS Constellation and the Transatlantic Slave Trade
The African Squadron was a unit of the United States Navy that operated along the west coast and rivers of Africa in the decades preceding the American Civil War. The squadron was tasked with enforcing the ban on the transatlantic slave trade. Learn more on Wednesday, 8 September, when John Pentangelo, Director of the Hampton Roads Naval Museum, presents “Sailors and Slaves: USS Constellation and the Transatlantic Slave Trade,” an illustrated lecture that will focus on the role of the US Navy’s African Squadron, specifically its flagship, the sloop of war USS Constellation, in suppressing the Transatlantic slave trade off the coast of West Africa just before the Civil War (1859-1861). The lecture will begin at 7:00 PM and will be presented via Zoom.

Sep 8, 2021 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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