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The Hunt for the Atlantic’s Most Infamous Slave Shipwreck
Nearly 200 years ago, the slave ship Guerrero sunk, killing 41 Africans. The wreck vanished. Until now. A group of divers led by Ken Stewart, a Black man in his seventies, believe they found it.
Sometimes all the stories I’ve been working on seem to come out at once. Here’s another that hit this week: “The Hunt for the Atlantic’s Most Infamous Slave Shipwreck,” which I wrote for Esquire.
This was an incredible story to report, and felt all more the urgent as Governor DeSantis took aim at African American history courses in Florida. Plus, I finally learned to dive so that I could head underwater with the DWP. Thanks to Kramer Wimberley of the DWP for teaching me.
Also in case you missed them, here are the other stories of mine recently published:
Big Talk: My story for Insider on the rise of a $2 billion celebrity speakers industry, from Hunter S. Thompson to Playgirl centerfolds.
Paradise Lost: Once a Pacific Eden, the island nation has become a destination for a highly combustible mix of global wealth and power—as a trio of would-be landowners have found out the hard way. My story for Vanity Fair.
The Park: My Golf Digest story on Rogers Park, a course built by Black caddies during segregation, is fighting to preserve its past—and future.
Read up, I have another feature coming out this Sunday! Will share it then…