Weekly Spotlight, May 1, 2020


'Remarkable' woman discovered as last known survivor of transatlantic slave trade
By Jack Guy, CNN

The last known survivor of the Atlantic slave trade was Matilda McCrear, who came from West Africa to Mobile, Alabama when she was two years old. In researching this story, CNN reporter, Jack Guy interviewed Matilda McCrear’s grandson as well as, Hannah Durkin, a lecturer from Newcastle University, UK.