(Black PR Wire) Washington, DC – In advance of Black Background Thirty day period, Countrywide Geographic is launching a effective new podcast, INTO THE DEPTHS, on Jan. 27, 2022, that uncovers the deep history of the transatlantic slave trade as it follows a group of Black divers who are focused to acquiring and aiding to document slave shipwrecks. The podcast series trailer is now obtainable on Apple Podcasts and wherever podcasts are uncovered, as perfectly as at http://natgeo.com/intothedepths. The podcast will also be accompanied by a go over story in the March problem of Countrywide Geographic magazine, obtainable on the internet on Feb. seven, and a Countrywide Geographic documentary specific, CLOTILDA: Previous AMERICAN SLAVE SHIP, premiering Monday, Feb. seven, 10/9c on Countrywide Geographic and obtainable to stream up coming day on Hulu.

The 6-component podcast series, funded in component by the Countrywide Geographic Modern society, highlights the journey of Countrywide Geographic Explorer Tara Roberts (@curvypath_tara on Instagram), who stop her occupation and remaining her daily life powering to comply with in the footsteps of Diving With a Goal, a group of Black divers who traverse the world in lookup of very long-dropped slave shipwrecks and the truth of the history that accompanies them. The podcast follows Roberts from Florida to Costa Rica, and from the continent of Africa again to Roberts’ loved ones property in Edenton, North Carolina, exactly where the journey rapidly turns personal for her.

“What I was encountering was this perception of longing. I think this is a exclusive detail for African Us citizens. Where is property for us?” she asks in the fourth episode of the series. The concern potential customers her on this daily life-shifting journey. 

INTO THE DEPTHS is a profound and personal exploration of identification and history as informed via the lens of Black experts and storytellers eager to deepen our knowing of American history,” claims Davar Ardalan, executive producer of Audio for Countrywide Geographic.

The podcast, which will fall from Jan. 27 to March 3, functions over forty voices, like underwater divers and archaeologists – descendants of those introduced over on the ships, historians, and a selection of experts whom Roberts performs with to uncover these tales. Ken Stewart, diver and co-founder of Diving With a Goal, is highlighted in the next episode as Roberts dives into the story of the Spanish pirate ship, the Guerrero, which wrecked off the coast of Florida in 1827. In the meantime, the city of Africatown, Alabama, designed up of the immediate descendants of Africans introduced to The usa on the slave ship Clotilda, make an overall look in episode 6. The journey brings Roberts to a deeply painful and personal crossroads regarding her identification as a Black American as she queries for a perception of belonging. You can listen on Apple Podcasts and wherever podcasts are uncovered.

“As I got to know the divers, the ships they experienced uncovered, the tales of those who experienced been captured, I understood this was a way to occur to grips with those four hundred yrs, with this traumatic history [of a lot of the Black inhabitants in the United States],” Roberts explains in the opening of the first episode. “Through these ships, we could provide dropped tales up from the depths and again into collective memory.”

The podcast series was made and directed by Francesca Panetta with Countrywide Geographic’s Carla Wills as executive editor and producers Mike Olcott and Bianca Martin. 

“As a Black journalist, it is been uplifting to edit and develop this podcast collectively with Black ladies storytellers who have introduced remarkable insights and creativeness to this groundbreaking series, like Tara as perfectly as Countrywide Geographic Explorer and poet Alyea Pierce, audio designer Alexis Adimora, and producer Bianca Martin,” Wills claims. 

Countrywide Geographic is also encouraging listeners to listen with their crews and host their possess COVID-19-safe and sound listening functions by giving a downloadable listening occasion toolkit, obtainable at natgeo.com/intothedepths. The toolkit will consist of an episode guide, discussion guide, social sharing graphic, and much more, as perfectly as handy info pertaining to how to participate in the dialogue on the internet applying #intothedepths.

In addition to the podcast series, Roberts will be highlighted on the go over of the March problem of Countrywide Geographic magazine, which will be posted on the internet at natgeo.com/intothedepths on Feb. seven. The characteristic will profile Roberts’ journey as she travels with the divers to look into the dropped tales of the slave trade – each to expand the historic file and to honor the one.8 million unsung souls who perished all through the middle passage.

Countrywide Geographic will also premiere a documentary specific, CLOTILDA: Previous AMERICAN SLAVE SHIP, about the most intact slave shipwreck uncovered to day and the only a single for which we know the entire story of the voyage, the travellers and their descendants. In July 1860, on a wager, the schooner Clotilda carried a hundred and ten kidnapped Africans to slavery in Alabama. The traffickers tried using to conceal their crime by burning and sinking the ship, but now, for the first time since Clotilda arrived in The usa, maritime archaeologists enter the wreck. In a unsafe dive, they discover the true cargo hold and discover bodily evidence of the crime the slave traders tried using so difficult to conceal. Descendants of the travellers share how their ancestors turned a cruel tragedy into an uplifting story of braveness and resilience. 

The specific functions experts consist of the next:

  • Sylviane Diouf, historian and writer of “Dreams of Africa in Alabama: The Slave Ship Clotilda and the Tale of the Previous Africans Introduced to America”
  • Natalie S. Robertson, historian and writer of “The Slave Shop Clotilda and the Earning of Africatown, USA” 
  • Mary Elliott, curator of American slavery, Countrywide Museum of African American Background and Society
  • James Delgado, maritime archaeologist, Search Inc.
  • Stacye Hathorn, Alabama Point out archaeologist, Alabama Historical Fee
  • Joseph Grinnan, maritime archaeologist/diver, Search, Inc. 
  • Kamau Sadiki, lead instructor, Diving With a Goal

CLOTILDA: Previous AMERICAN SLAVE SHIP is made by Countrywide Geographic Studios, with producer/director Lisa Feit, senior affiliate producer Alex Brady, senior lead editor Joe Bridgers, editor Liv Gwynn and executive producer Chad Cohen. Michael Cooke is the director of images. For Countrywide Geographic, Courteney Monroe is president, Articles. 

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