Recovering the São José Paquete d’Afrique, a Sunken Portuguese Ship the was transporting Over 500 Enslaved Africans

  • Saturday, August 26, 2017
  • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Thurgood Marshall Center 1816 12th Street NW Washington, DC

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Recovering the São José Paquete d’Afrique, a Sunken Portuguese Ship the was transporting Over 500 Enslaved Africans


Returning the Makua People To Their Homeland

On December 3, 1794, the São José Paquete de Africa, a Portuguese ship transporting over 500 captured Africans, left Mozambique, on the east coast of Africa on its voyage to Maranhao, Brazil. On December 27th, the ship sank and 212 Africans lost their lives. This forum will explore this tragedy and the larger question of the enslavement of African peoples, memory loss, resistance and implications on empowerment and retention of cultural heritage.  A community discussion of these issues will follow.

Presenter: Kamau B. A. Sadiki



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