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Alabama Historians Say The Last Known Slave Ship To U.S. Has Been Found

The Clotilda carried 110 people from present-day Benin to the shores of Mobile in 1860, despite the import of slaves being illegal. Researchers told their descendants about the discovery first.

The Alabama Historical Commission says a wrecked ship off the Gulf Coast is the Clotilda, the last known vessel to bring people from Africa to the United States and into bondage.

At the Robert Hope Community Center in Mobile, Ala., on Wednesday, researchers unveiled their discovery to descendants of

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