Explore rare, firsthand accounts of loss and resilience from the unlikely discovery of a sunken slave ship. Make plans now to experience Spirits of the Passage: The Story of the Transatlantic Slave Trade, on view for a limited time at the Two Mississippi Museums in downtown Jackson, Mississippi.
A sea of stolen lives. A ship that never landed. A voice, unsilenced.
By the millions, they were taken from their homes in the largest forced migration in human history—and enslaved. Now we hear them speak through rare artifacts recovered from the wreckage of a sunken slave ship. From one of history's most devastating chapters rise tales of strength, resistance, and fortitude.
As the only preserved slave ship in the Western world, the Henrietta Marie provides a rare and highly personal look at the experience of slavery.
Walk through a replica of the once-crowded hull of the infamous Henrietta Marie, encounter over 125 rarely seen artifacts from West Africa, Europe, and the Americas, and discover moving personal stories of an experience shared by many—whose voices went unheard for far too long.
Follow the Story to Mississippi
Visitors to Spirits of the Passage are encouraged to continue their experience at both the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.
Tickets may be purchased for Spirits of the Passage alone, or in combination with admission to the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.
Discounts available for students, seniors, groups, and children under 3.
Spirits of the Passage was developed by the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum, Key West, Florida.