Today’s book doesn’t celebrate Black History so much as discusses it from its origins.
Shackles from the Deep: Tracing the Path of a Sunken Slave Ship, a Bitter Past, and a Rich Legacy starts off with a great opening line, which is actually on the inside flap:
NOT ALL SUNKEN TREASURE IS ABOUT GOLD.
Isn’t that great? As the author dives he discovers the Henrietta Marie and the treasures hidden inside that tell the story of a slave trip. The book contains amazing photographs of cooking utensils and most chilling: iron shackles.
It’s a must read for folks of all ages.
This is as close as I ever want to get to a slave ship.
An embarrassing history that needs to be told.
Check it out.