& Consultants of the Henrietta
following scholars were instrumental in the research and
planning of the Henrietta Marie exhibition, catalog, and publications.
They first met as a group in Key West in 1993, and
have been closely associated with the project ever since,
giving unsparingly of their time and knowledge.
Adams Ph.D. holds the Chair of the Afro-American
Studies Department at Howard University.
Dr. Adams has recently emerged as Howard’s
spokesperson against racism of all kinds. His insights
into the Middle Passage section as well as the general
tenor of the exhibition have been essential.
Heywood Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of History at
Howard University. She has specialized in the fate of the African Diaspora in
both North and South America, tracing the roots of various
African peoples in the New World.
She has contributed one of the catalog essays and
much of the research for the Americas section of the
Landers Ph.D. is
an assistant Professor in the History Department of
Her scholarly contributions on the fate of African,
Spanish and Native Americans in Florida and the Caribbean
Basin have brought her national renown.
For the Henrietta Marie project
she contributed much of the background research for the
Americas section of the exhibition.
Palmer Ph.D. is a professor of History at the City
University of New York.
Palmer is a scholar of the slave trade and the
American Civil War. Among
his numerous publications is Human
Cargoes, which tells the story of the voyage from
Africa to the Americas.
He contributed important information to the Middle
Passage section of the exhibition and to the overall
Rawley Ph.D. is Carl Adolph Happold Professor Emeritus in
the department of history at the University of Nebraska.
He has made a lifetime study of the slave trade in
general and the role of the English in that trade in
his publications is The
Transatlantic Slave Trade: A History.
His research was seminal to the development of the
London section of the exhibition.
Thornton Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of History at
He has specialized in the history of Africa during
the early modern period, and among his publications is
Africa and Africans in the Making of the Atlantic World,
1400 - 1680. He
has contributed extensively to the Africa section of the
who helped in specific areas include:
Barringer, exhibition organizer.
Burnside, Ph.D., executive director of the Mel
Fisher Maritime Heritage Society, co-organizer of the
Konstam M.Phil., who was the curator of Weapons at
the Tower of London, who researched the arms and
ordnance of the Henrietta
Marie. Konstam served as Chief Curator of the Mel
Fisher Maritime Museum from 1995-1999.
Malcom, director of archaeology of the Mel Fisher
Maritime Heritage Society
D. Moore M.A., who was the principal archaeologist
on the site of the Henrietta Marie during its excavation in the 1980s and a project
consultant in the 1990s.
Moore is currently the nautical archaeologist of
the North Carolina Maritime Museum.
LaRoche Ph.D., of the Manhattan Graves Project, who
is currently investigating the trade beads from the Henrietta
Tattersfield, whose extensive research into the
origin of the Henrietta Marie and her cargo in archives in England supplied much
of the background for this exhibition.
West, Ph.D. whose insight into the ethical context
of slavery then and now supplies the exhibition’s
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