CBS 60 Minutes
7:00 p.m. EST, Sunday, November 1, 2015
(check you local listings)
This Sunday, November 1 at 7:00 p.m. EST, CBS’ 60 Minutes will air a special segment on the São José slave ship that was discovered off the coast of Cape Town, South Africa. The wreck site has been undergoing excavation and research through the Slave Wrecks Project (SWP), a unique global partnership between the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), Iziko Museums, the South African Heritage Resources Agency, The George Washington University and a core group of international partners.
Select objects from the São José, shipwrecked in 1794, will be on long-term loan to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture and on view when the museum opens in fall 2016.
View a teaser of Sunday’s segment.
Hosted by 60 Minutes correspondent Scott Pelley, the segment features interviews with NMAAHC Founding Director Lonnie Bunch, Anthropologist Steve Lubkemann from George Washington University and Maritime Archaeologist Jaco Boshoff from the IZIKO Museums of South Africa.
The Slave Wrecks Project (SWP) is a long-term collaboration between six core partners designed to combine research, training and education to build new scholarship and knowledge about the study of the global slave trade, particularly through the lens of slave shipwrecks. For more information, please visit www.slavewrecksproject.org