“A New Look At Africatown’s Orgins” – TPR’s In Focus – Feb. 28, 2024

In 2018, the remains of the Clotilda, the last ship carrying enslaved people in1860 from west Africa to the U.S. were discovered in the Mobile River.  The survivors established Africatown, although some were shipped to Wilcox, Dallas, and Clarke counties, Alabama.  Laura Hill, Communications Editor of the online Encyclopedia of Alabama, talks with Carolyn Hutcheson of In Focus about what she’s learned about the descendants.

Website:  encyclopediaofalabama.org.
Look under “Africatown.”

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