On July 8, 1860, shipbuilder William Foster brought 110 men, women, and children stolen from West Africa into Mobile Bay, in Alabama, more than 50 years after slavery was abolished in America. “Clotilda: The Exhibition,” opening July 8 at Africatown Heritage House, dives into that tragic voyage. Curated by the History Museum of Mobile and Clotilda descendants, the multisensory exhibit uses documents and artifacts, including pieces of the ship recovered in 2019, to reveal the harrowing accounts of the enslaved people on board America’s last known slave ship.
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