Tara Roberts will share her journey following a group of black scuba divers as they help search for and document slave shipwrecks around the world.
Tara Roberts is a Fellow in MIT’s Open Documentary Lab and a National Geographic Storytelling Explorer. She spent the last year following, diving with and telling stories about black scuba divers as they search for and help document slave trade shipwrecks around the world. Her goal is to reimagine and reframe the origin story of Africans in the Americas and to tell stories that humanize and bring empathy, nuance and complexity to their human journey. Tara has also worked as an editor for CosmoGirl, Essence, EBONY and Heart & Soul magazines and edited several books for girls. And she spent an amazing and fulfilling year backpacking around the world to find and tell stories about young women change agents, which led to the creation of a social enterprise that supported and funded their big ideas.