Sunday, November 1, CBS NEWS Magazine 60 MINUTES broadcast a report by SCOTT PELLEY who journeyed to MOZAMBIQUE ISLAND to interview Dr. LONNIE BUNCH of the SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION: NMAAHC, STEVE LUBKEMANN of the SLAVE WRECKS PROJECT, SLAVERY Historian/SMITHSONIAN Curator PAUL GARDULLO, and MOZAMBICAN Archaeologist DECIO MUIANGA on the quest to locate the remains of the PORTUGUESE slave ship named the SAINT JOSEPH, that over 200 years ago, went down in a treacherous storm.
In the 1400s, the country of PORTUGAL was the first European country to trade in slaves and they became the largest, followed by ENGLAND, FRANCE, SPAIN, and The NETHERLANDS.
On MOZAMBIQUE ISLAND, the PORTUGUESE built a fortress that they called SAINT SEBASTIAN for the Christian martyr who was captured, chained and murdered in Rome in the year 288.
The irony of that name, was the only thing here the Portuguese failed to grasp.
Mozambique Island defies the erosion of time. The Portuguese colonists who claimed it 500 years ago would still find the cut of the cloth that borrows the wind as familiar as the cut of the stone that framed their city.
Mozambique Island rises from the Indian Ocean, south of the equator. It was one of the points in what was called the TRIANGULAR SLAVE TRADE -- goods from Europe to Africa, slaves to the New World. And, cotton, gold and tobacco -- back to the old.
Join SCOTT PELLEY on his voyage to MOZAMBIQUE ISLAND to speak with Dr. LONNIE BUNCH, DECIO MUIANGA, STEVE LUBKEMANN, and PAUL GARDULLO as they attempt to locate the remains of the SAINT JOSEPH, and put together more of the missing pieces to the GREATEST WORLD HISTORY That NOBODY WANTS To BE TOLD - THE SLAVE SHIP