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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Award-winning educator Kevin M. Levin to deliver McPherson-Mitchell Lecture at TROY

Author and historian Kevin M. Levin will deliver the annual McPherson-Mitchell Lecture in Southern History at the Troy Campus on Feb. 19.

Author and historian Kevin M. Levin will deliver the annual McPherson-Mitchell Lecture in Southern History at the Troy Campus on Feb. 19.

Award-winning educator and historian Kevin M. Levin will deliver the annual McPherson-Mitchell Lecture in Southern History on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 5 p.m. in Claudia Crosby Theatre at Troy University’s Troy Campus.

Levin is the author of “Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth,” a book exploring the claims that black Americans…

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Historian discusses lives of last known U.S. slave ship passengers

Dr. Sylviane Diouf discussed the lives of Cudjo Lewis and his fellow passengers on the Clotilda during TROY's 2019 McPherson-Mitchell Lecture.

Dr. Sylviane Diouf discussed the lives of Cudjo Lewis and his fellow passengers on the Clotilda during TROY's 2019 McPherson-Mitchell Lecture.

The story of the Clotilda is about more than just the last known ship to bring slaves from Africa to the U.S. — it’s about a group of teenagers who built a life and a lasting community in a strange land.

Dr. Sylviane Diouf, an African Diaspora historian and author of the book “Dreams of…

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