In the summer of 1860, half a century after the United States banned the trans-Atlantic slave trade, Capt. William Foster sneaked 110 African slaves into Mobile, Ala. — and knew that the floating evidence of the illegal deed could get him killed.
"The Last U.S. Slave Ship Was Burned to Hide Its Horrors. A Storm May Have Unearthed It." is from the January 24, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Cleve R. Wootson Jr. and narrated by Sam Scholl.