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Alabama Author Releases The Last Slave Ship

Alabama Author Releases The Last Slave Ship

February 4, 2022
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MOBILE, Ala. — Alabama author Ben Raines, a former AL.com journalist and a longtime environmental writer, recently released The Last Slave Ship, a book that dives into the history of the ship Clotilda and the enslaved passengers who arrived in Mobile before the Civil War following a harrowing journey to and from the African country…

Mobile Native’s Africatown Film Accepted By Sundance

Mobile Native’s Africatown Film Accepted By Sundance

December 17, 2021
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Descendent, an Africatown film by Mobile native and director Margaret Brown, has been accepted by the Sundance Film Festival, AL.com reported. Brown has previously created films on Texas songwriter Townes Van Zandt, the segregation of Mobile’s Mardi Gras celebrations and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. She has been involved with a years-long project about the…

Africatown Heritage House Parts Arrive

Africatown Heritage House Parts Arrive

November 19, 2021
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Prefabricated portions of the Africatown Heritage House were recently delivered to the Robert L. Hope Community Center South Georgia, AL.com reports. The permanent home for the Clotilda slave ship and Africatown artifacts (BBN #30), the Heritage House is a 5,000-ft2 structure that will serve as a museum after the Historic Museum of Mobile installs artifacts…

Africatown Documentary Premieres At Film Festival

Africatown Documentary Premieres At Film Festival

October 29, 2021
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The world premiere of the student-produced documentary film Surviving Clotilda took place on October 28 during the 24th annual Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) Savannah Film Festival in Georgia. The 25-min documentary tells the story of America’s last slave ship, the Clotilda, and of the 110 survivors. In 1860, the schooner smuggled African…

Afrikan by Way of American Poster

Africatown Documentary to Premiere This Weekend

August 20, 2021
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Filmmaker Theo M. Moore, II, made people, both historical figures and contemporary sources, the focus of his Africatown documentary Afrikan by Way of American, the latest project from Moore’s Hiztorical Vision Productions, an Opelika, Alabama-based nonprofit, according to AL.com. The 45-min. film will premiere this week via three online presentations beginning at 6 p.m. on…

Mobile Brings Mission Serve to Africatown

Mobile Brings Mission Serve to Africatown

July 23, 2021
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Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson announced that 10 locations throughout the Africatown and Plateau area were re-roofed and repainted by more than 220 volunteers from Alpharetta, Georgia-based nonprofit Mission Serve this week. The City of Mobile’s Volunteer Painting Program, “which uses federal funding to cover the hard cost of repairs and improvements to homes in underserved…

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