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1619: The will to survive 3D Model
Four hundred years ago on the shores of Luanda, Angola, the San Juan Bautista sailed off with 350 enslaved Africans chained head to foot in its cargo hold. The five-month journey across the Atlantic, deadly and dangerous, marked the horrific beginning of America’s original sin: slavery.
For 20 to 30 enslaved Africans, the journey landed them on the shores of the Virginia colony in August 1619.
USA TODAY has created an augmented reality experience vividly depicting what those captives would have first seen and experienced as they were forced onto the ship. The experience is available on your phone as part of a special USA TODAY project called “1619: Searching for Answers.”
The full interactive story, “1619: The Will to Survive,” can be found within the Augmented Reality section of the USA TODAY app.