AFRICATOWN, Ala. — Dressed in African textiles, wax print dresses and headdresses, residents of this quaint neighborhood near Mobile, Ala., sang and danced to the upbeat melodies of a brass band outside of a local community center on a recent spring day. Women and men warmly embraced each other under a white canopy tent that shaded the celebration from the punishing sun of the Deep South, beneath which their forefathers once toiled in slavery. Read Full Article