Third Annual Spirit of our Ancestors Festival

When: Feb 13, 2021 01:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Third Annual Spirit of Our Ancestors Festival Honoring 'The Women of Clotilda' Register in advance for this webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_D9Q_XOuxQk2WoeXz3YGVVg After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

The Clotilda-The Last Slave Ship to America & the Start of Africatown

The Clotilda, the last American slave ship, brought 110 young African men and women to Mobile, Alabama in 1860 to enslave them. After emancipation, the Africans established Africatown. This webinar will present the story of the Clotilda through a documentary film and the reflections of Bill Green, a direct descendant of the Africans and former […]

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Spirit of Our Ancestors Festival

Mobile County Training School 800 Whitley St., Mobile, AL

The Clotilda Descendants Association will present the fourth annual Spirit of Our Ancestors Festival on February 12.
This year’s event will be highlighted by the stories of slave ship Clotilda and Africatown being brought to life in a short stage performance “An Ocean in My Bones” developed by playwright and award-winning director Terrence Spivey.
The play will be presented at historic Mobile County Training School, located at 800 Whitley St., in Africatown. The school was founded by descendants of Clotilda in 1880 and the play is a precursor to the full-length stage play debuting in Mobile, February 2024.

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Spirit of our Ancestors – Second Showing “An Ocean in My Bones”

Mobile County Training School 800 Whitley St., Mobile, AL

The Clotilda Descendants Association will present the second showing of the short stage highlight of "An Ocean in My Bones" on February 13, 2022. Doors will open at 1:00 show will start at 2:00 panel discussion at 3:00. This year’s event will feature the stories of slave ship Clotilda and Africatown being brought to life […]

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The Landing

Africatown Bridge Africatown, AL

On Saturday, July 9th , the Clotilda Descendants Association will commemorate the 162nd  year anniversary of the harrowing voyage that brought their ancestors to America with the annual “Landing” ceremony underneath the Africatown Bridge beginning at twelve noon. A ceremonial wreath laying will take place at exactly 1:10 p.m., a symbolic salute to the memory […]