Posts from May 2019

Anna-Maria Stratman, 79, grew up hearing stories about her ancestor Cudjo Lewis, an African captive brought to Alabama aboard the Clotilda who later helped found Africatown. “I was just so surprised

Africatown celebrates Clotilda discovery| WKRG

Thursday, May 30, 2019 6:00 PM

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — Nearly 160 years after the Clotilda sank, it’s been found in the Mobile River. For descendants, this discovery is something they’ve been waiting for their whole lives.

52 years

MOBILE, Ala. — The Latest on events commemorating the discovery of the wreckage of a slave ship in waters near Mobile, Alabama,

A ceremony heralding the discovery of a sunken cargo ship that once

MOBILE, Ala. — Like nearly everyone who grew up in Africatown, Felice Harris had heard the origin story of her little Alabama neighborhood, passed around from relative to relative and house to

Pieces of a wooden ship that was the last to transport dozens of enslaved men, women and children from Africa to America in the mid-1800s has been found off the East Coast, officials announced this

The remains of the last slave ship that came to America have been found. In 1860, the schooner Clotilda brought 110 Africans to U.S. shores, decades after it was illegal to import slaves into the

One hundred and fifty-nine years ago, slave traders stole Lorna Gail Woods’ great-great grandfather from what is now Benin in West Africa. Her ancestor, Charlie Lewis, was brutally ripped from his

By John Sharp |

Phillip Ley’s May 1 flight from the Mobile Downtown Airport was strictly business. That it was the inaugural Frontier Airlines trip from the city’s new $8 million

Duck Boats Making a Splash Back in Mobile

Monday, May 20, 2019 5:00 PM

By Asha Staples

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) -- The ducks are back quaking in the Port City. It's news that many folk are excited to hear.

"We weren't sure what the feedback would be and we've been

Mobile Breaks Ground on Soccer Complex

Friday, May 17, 2019 5:00 PM


MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — It’s been debated for 15 years. Now, finally, ground has been broken on a soccer complex in Mobile.

Local officials took part in a groundbreaking ceremony