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National Geographic explorer Tara Roberts goes ‘into the depths’ to uncover hidden stories of slave shipwrecks


LOS ANGELES — “Into The Depths” is a six-part podcast featuring National Geographic storyteller Tara Roberts, who takes us on a journey with the nonprofit organization Diving with A Purpose.

The group is made up of black divers who travel the world researching and documenting slave shipwrecks. Through his exploration of these wrecks, Roberts hopes to shine a light on the individuals who are part of the nonprofit group while honoring the lives and giving voice to the millions of enslaved Africans who died in the Middle Passage. during the transatlantic slave trade.

“We’re talking about 1.8 million souls. Throughout the podcast, you’ll hear names being called out because they weren’t faceless people. They weren’t just statistics. They were beings. humans with full lives, with stories, with dreams, with hopes,” Roberts said.

See Roberts’ full interview with On The Red Carpet in the video player above.

Read more about “Into the Depths” on NationalGeographic.com.

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