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Last Slave Ship Discovered?

Wreckage of the last slave ship, Clotilda that came to America may have been found in Alabama by a local reporter more than a century after it crashed in 1860, according to archaeologists.

I’m quaking with excitement,” historian John Sledge told Al.com. “This would be a story of world historical significance, if this is the Clotilda. It’s certainly in the right vicinity … We always knew it should be right around there.”

The 110 slaves on the Clotilda forced to go to Mobile, Alabama were freed when the Civil War ended in 1865. This discovery is a striking reminder of the nation’s slavery past.

Trump Is Doing More Damage

Tourism in the U.S. has dramatically decreased under Trump’s rule, a fact that should not be surprising. The slump is so bad that it has cost $4.6 billion in lost spending and put 40,000 jobs at stake, according to the latest data from the National Travel and Tourism Office.

“It’s not a reach to say the rhetoric and policies of this administration are affecting sentiment around the world, creating antipathy toward the U.S. and affecting travel behavior,” Adam Sacks, the president of Tourism Economics, told The New York Times.

How will the nation try to fix this Trump-caused mess? The U.S. Travel Association wants to launch a “Visit U.S.” lobbying campaign to “encourage Washington to embrace the vital economic impact of foreign tourists,” reports The Los Angeles Times.

“While the U.S. government has been the source of a lot negative media attention this year, the travel industry must continue to stand for open borders, inclusivity and the celebration of diversity,” said Leigh Barnes, the regional director for Intrepid Travel, in an email.

However, he said, “We are optimistic that this trend can and will turn around.”

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The Wake Up: Last Slave Ship Found?; Trump Destroys Tourism and Spelman Preserves Black Feminist Papers was originally published on newsone.com

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