Clotilda discovery, Africatown highlighted at TROY’s McPherson Mitchell Lecture

Tuesday's panel discussion covered the discovery of the Clotilda as well as efforts to preserve the legacy of the founders of the Africatown community

Tuesday's panel discussion covered the discovery of the Clotilda as well as efforts to preserve the legacy of the founders of the Africatown community

It was a phone call from a friend that led environmental journalist and filmmaker Ben Raines on the journey to uncovering history in the black waters of the Mobile-Tensaw River Delta.

It was Raines who located the sunken remains of the Clotilda, the last known American slave ship in the shallow waters near Twelvemile Island…

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McPherson-Mitchell Lecture to feature the Clotilda slave-ship and the community formed by its survivors, descendants

The two-day event features a documentary screening, reception and panel discussion. (Photo courtesy City of Mobile)

The two-day event features a documentary screening, reception and panel discussion. (Photo courtesy City of Mobile)

The Troy University Department of History and Philosophy is expanding the annual McPherson-Mitchell Lecture in Southern History into a two-day event focused on the recent archeological discovery of the remains of the Civil War-era illegal slave ship, the Clotilda, and the still-active community of survivors and descendants in Africatown outside of Mobile, Alabama. The events will…

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Alumnus Theo Moore’s documentary on Africatown community streaming free on Saturday

TROY alumnus Theo Moore II was inspired to share the story of Africatown by highlighting the people rather than just the community itself.

TROY alumnus Theo Moore II was inspired to share the story of Africatown by highlighting the people rather than just the community itself.

Hiztorical Vision Productions founder and Troy University alumnus Theo Moore has created a new documentary to explore the history and future of Africatown – “Afrikan By Way of American.”

Africatown is a community in Mobile, Alabama formed by the descendants of slaves aboard America’s last slave ship, Clotilda.

Moore, who founded HVP in 2017 to…

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Remains of last known U.S. slave ship discovered

The wreckage of the Clotilda was recently discovered. Clotilda survivors' descendants now live in an area known as Africatown.

The wreckage of the Clotilda was recently discovered. Clotilda survivors' descendants now live in an area known as Africatown.

In a historic discovery, the last known ship to bring slaves from Africa to the U.S. has been found in the Mobile River, concluding an extensive search and a mystery more than a century old.

Troy University’s Senior Vice Chancellor for Advancement and Economic Development, Walter Givhan, also serves as Chairman of the Alabama Historical…

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