Archaeologists uncover piece of America's slavery history

December 3, 2014 8:11 PM

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Archaeologists uncover piece of America's slavery history

Mayor Joseph P. Riley Jr., center, announces the African American Museum to be built at the site of a wharf in Charleston, during a July 15, 2014 news conference in the city. (AP Photo/Bruce Smith)

Over the course of just a few decades at the turn of the 19th century, some 100,000 slaves arrived in the US at Gadsden's Wharf, in Charleston, South Carolina.

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