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Years of Mystery
Sometimes, the best stories don’t take that long to write. Others take a little bit more time, because there’s just so much to talk about and even more to unravel.
The story of the slave ship Clotilda is one of those that can’t be written in a few days. As a matter of fact, it’s taken 158 years to come to life, and it’s still not finished.
It starts with people living a simple life in their own country, before being sold into slavery by rival tribes and forced to work for wealthy white men in a land far, far away.
Now that the wreck of the Clotilda has been found in murky, alligator infested river waters near Mobile, Alabama, the story of the last slave ship to ferry Africans to this country is fast coming to light.
The goal of this website is to bring all things Clotilda to light … things that were infamously done in the dark more than 15 decades ago when that illegal slave ship sailed from the west coast of Africa to Mobile Bay.
It will give insight into what we … direct descendants of those last 110 slaves … think now, what state historical sites and national museums want to do with the ship’s artifacts and whether anyone can be held accountable for the crime.
Your feedback is heartily encouraged.
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The Clotilda Descendant’s Association is one of many groups working to preserve the historical significance of Africatown. Please visit our partners.
Today, members of the Africatown Community Development Corporation (ACDC) work tirelessly to share that very story with the entire world abroad. To know that our people were pulled from their original homes nearly 6,000 thousand miles away, and forced to settle on new land we now recognize as Africatown, is all the inspiration our members need to protect, preserve, and propel the history and heritage of our beloved community.
Africatown~C.H.E.S.S. exists to ensure that the Africatown community, in Mobile, Alabama is Clean, Healthy, Educated, Safe, & Sustainable. Through our partnership with the Deep South Center for Environmental Justice (DSCEJ), the HBCU-CBO Gulf Coast Equity Consortium, and the Kellogg Foundation, we will implement strategies and the best practices to improve the quality of life in our regions most underserved areas.
The Mobile County Training School Alumni Association, a non-profit, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) organization, is dedicated to protecting, preserving, and promoting the history and achievements of the MCTS family, and its descendants, by documenting and recording, for posterity, the accomplishments and experiences of its family by awarding scholarships and publishing the Alumni experience to encourage others.
The Mobile Environmental Justice Action Coalition was formed in 2013 with the mission to engage and organize with Mobile’s most threatened communities in order to defend the inalienable rights to clean air, water, soil, health, and safety and to take direct action when government fails to do so, ensuring community self-determination.
M.O.V.E. Gulf Coast CDC
M.O.V.E. Mobile~Gulf Coast CDC’s MISSION is to transform under-served communities by closing long-standing gaps between them and the general population. M.O.V.E.’s GOALS include laying the foundations for economic growth — financial literacy, minority entrepreneurial and business development, workforce development and international trade — that generate revenues, create living-wage jobs, and build the community’s tax base.
Africatown featured on “Perspectives”
Darron Patterson, of the Clotilda Descendants Association, and Africatown advocate, Chief (USN) Jason Lewis will be featured guests on FOX 10’s “Perspectives,” hosted by Eric Reynolds, Saturday, Nov. 23, at 8:30 a.m.
MCTS All Classes Reunion
Recognizing the Class of 1969 50th Anniversary (Nov 29 – Dec 1)
Theme – “We’ve Come This Far By Faith.”
Call Emory Johnson for tickets (251)478-0600
UNESCO Middle Passage Marker Ceremonies
Never let the world forget