The eagerly anticipated film about the Clotilda, America’s last slave ship, will air on the National Geographic Channel
Online PR News – 01-February-2022 – Alabama – The eagerly anticipated film about the Clotilda, America’s last slave ship, will air on the National Geographic Channel on February 7, 2022 @ 10 p.m. (EST), and it will start streaming on Hulu and Disney+ the following day. This film features Dr. Natalie S. Robertson, the leading historian on the Clotilda smuggling crime. Dr. Robertson is one of 49 National Trust scholars who drafted the national rubric for interpreting slavery at museums and historic sites. She has taught courses on slavery at both national and international institutions, including the Advanced Studies in England Program, affiliated with University College, Oxford. Her book, The Slave Ship Clotilda and the Making of AfricaTown, USA: Spirit of Our Ancestors, has received international acclaim and several awards including the National Endowment for the Humanities Faculty Research Award, the Mellon Dissertation-year Fellowship, and the United Negro College Fund Faculty Seminar Abroad Fellowship (Gorée Institute). The book chronicles the Clotilda’s fateful, illegal smuggling voyage from point of capture in the West African interior to point of disembarkation in Mobile, Alabama on the eve of the Civil War. Read her book and watch the NATGEO film to learn how the Clotilda’s 110 West African captives survived their transatlantic ordeal by building their own Africa in America. To view Dr. Robertson’s 30-year transatlantic research odyssey, please visit http://http://www.clotildacrime.com.
Preview Clotilda: Last American Slave Ship by National Geographic Studios