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Lowell Lecture

Diving With a Purpose: Restoring Our Oceans, Preserving Our Heritage with Jay V. Haigler

Date & Time

Feb. 15, 2024 at 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.


New England Aquarium
1 Central Wharf Boston, MA 02110
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Jay V. Haigler

Presenting Organization

New England Aquarium




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In celebration of Black History Month, the New England Aquarium Lecture Series will present Jay V. Haigler, archaeologist and founding board member of Diving With a Purpose (DWP), an international non-profit organization that documents and protects African slave-trade shipwrecks.

DWP promotes maritime archeology and ocean conservation through educational and training programs, mission leadership, and project support services for submerged heritage preservation and conservation projects worldwide, with a focus on the African Diaspora.

In his talk, Haigler will share the powerful story of Clotilda—the last known slave ship to enter America.

This New England Aquarium Lecture Series event is free to the public and presented in partnership with the Lowell Institute. Advance registration is required.