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Diving with a Purpose: A Fifteen-Year Odyssey

April 25, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Free and open to the public.

Come to this free public film screening and discussion.

Diving with a Purpose is an organization dedicated to the documentation and protection of African slave trade shipwrecks and the maritime history and culture of African Americans. Jay Haigler and Albert José Jones will share a documentary on the organization’s work and recent discoveries.

They will then discuss the importance of submerged heritage resources in advancing the fields of maritime archaeology and ocean conservation and the need for a better understanding of the transatlantic slave trade and its global, cultural and social-economic impact on society.

Presented by the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology and Harvard Museum of Natural History, in collaboration with the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research. Free event parking at the 52 Oxford Street Garage.

We encourage persons with disabilities to participate in programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation, please contact us in advance at lectures@hmsc.harvard.edu.

About the Presenters:

Jay Haigler, Master Scuba Diver Trainer, Professional Association of Diving Instructors; Scientific Diver and Diving Safety Officer, National Association of Black Scuba Divers, Foundation; Board Member and Lead Instructor, Diving with a Purpose

Albert José Jones, Professor Emeritus, Marine & Environmental Science, University of the District of Columbia; Founder of Underwater Adventure Seekers Scuba Diving Club; Cofounder of the National Association of Black Scuba Divers


April 25, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Free and open to the public.
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Geological Lecture Hall
24 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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