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1996 - Henrietta Marie Project, Spirit Square

Henrietta Marie project, Spirit Square
Event Date: 
November 8, 1996
Event Type: 
90s Charlotte 1990-1999

November 8, 1996 - The Henrietta Marie Project opens at Spirit Square.

  • 50,000 people come to see this exhibit of the Henrietta Marie slave ship found off the coast of Jamaica. 
  • Reaching beyond words to a living history, the reproduction of the ship's cargo hold where slaves were held has a lasting impact on the audience.