Spirits of the Passage:

The Transatlantic Slave Trade

This exhibit provides an overview of the Transatlantic Slave Trade and examines Florida's unique role within it. 

Sample Panel


Sample Educational Materials


Sample Interactive



LA. Read and interpret informational text and organize information

LAFS.4.RI.1.3: Explain events, procedures, or concepts in historical, scientific, or technical texts​

LAFS.68.RH.2.4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/ social studies

LAFS.68.RH.3: Integrate visual information with other information in print and digital texts

LAFS.910.RH.2.4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary describing political, social, or economic aspects of history/ social science

SS.4.A.3.7: Identify nations that controlled Florida before it became a United States territory

SS.6.G.1.1: Use latitude and longitude to understand the relationship between people and places on the Earth

SS.6.G.1.5: Use scale, cardinal direction, and intermediate directions and estimation of distances between places on current and ancient maps of the world

SS.6.G.1.6: Use a map to identify major bodies of water of the world, and explain ways they have impacted the development of major civilizations

SS.8.A.1.2: Analyze charts, graphs, maps, photographs and timelines

SS.8.A.1.7: View historic events through the eyes of those who were there as shown in their art, writings, music, and artifacts

SS.912.A.1.1: Describe the importance of historiography. which includes how historical knowledge is obtained and transmitted, when interpreting events in history

SS.912.A.1.4: Analyze how images, symbols, objects, graphs, charts, maps, and artwork may be used to interpret time periods and events from the past

SS.912.H.2.3: Apply various types of critical analysis to work in the arts, including types and uses of symbolism

SS.912.W.4.14: Recognize the practice of slavery and other forms of forced labor experienced during the 13th through 17th centuries.


This project is sponsored in part by

the Department of State,

Division of Historical Resources,

and the State of Florida.

2019 by Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Society