African-American Heritage Media Coverage

 

In 2019, an international spotlight was cast upon Mobile after remnants of the Clotilda were discovered in the Tensaw River Delta. The Clotilda, the last American slave ship that continued illegal voyages nearly 50 years after the Transatlantic slave trade was outlawed, carried 110 enslaved Africans into Mobile Bay. After emancipation, the survivors of the Clotilda established Africatown. The Africatown community has been revitalized and transformed into a memorial to the resilience of the survivors and the diligence of their descendants years later. Read some of the national and international media coverage regarding the discovery of the Clotilda, the opening of Africatown Heritage House and more below.

Africatown Heritage House earns recognition in USA TODAY's 2024 10Best Readers' Choice Awards

Friday, January 05, 2024

The Africatown Heritage House has earned national recognition as one of USA TODAY’s “2024 10Best Readers’ Choice...

These Museums are the South’s Best Kept Secrets | Southern Travel + Lifestyle

Thursday, November 02, 2023

Museums, galleries, and national parks are the hallmark of any good vacation, and some remarkable options are sprinkled all across the...

The Last U.S. Slave Ship Arrived in Alabama 143 Years Ago | Travel + Leisure

Wednesday, October 11, 2023

This New Museum Honors the 110 People on Board The Clotilda, the last known U.S. slave ship, arrived in Mobile, Alabama, in 1860 with...

Clotilda: The Exhibition now open in Mobile, Alabama's Africatown | Wealth of Geeks

Friday, September 08, 2023

When planning your next trip to Mobile, Alabama, make sure to make time to visit “ Clotilda : The Exhibition.” The...

Mobile's Newest Museum Honors The Survivors Of The Last Transatlantic Slave Ship | Southern Living

Friday, September 08, 2023

A remarkable legacy is explained in Mobile, Alabama. Clotilda: The Exhibition opened on July 8 in Africatown in Mobile, Alabama. This...

New Exhibit in Alabama Shares Stories from Survivors of America’s Last Slave Ship | Lonely Planet

Friday, September 08, 2023

At the Africatown Heritage House in Mobile, Alabama, a new exhibition tells fresh stories about the African American experience. In the...

Former Met Cleon Jones shares his incredible story in honor of Black History Month | YAHOO SPORTS

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

In honor of Black History Month, New York Met great Cleon Jones, who caught the last out of the 1969 World Series, shares his...

The South’s Must-Visit Museum Exhibit | National Geographic

Thursday, July 06, 2023

On July 8, 1860, shipbuilder William Foster brought 110 men, women, and children stolen from West Africa into Mobile Bay, in Alabama,...

“Clotilda: The Exhibition” at Africatown Heritage House Tickets Now Available

Monday, June 19, 2023

Tickets to Site That Shares the Stories of the 110 Survivors of the Last American Slave Ship Now Available “Clotilda: The...

Site That Shares the Stories of the 110 Survivors

Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Mobile, Alabama (May 31, 2023) — Africatown Heritage House, the site that will be home to “Clotilda: The...

110 Days Until the Opening of Heritage House

Monday, May 01, 2023

Mobile, Alabama (March 20, 2023) — Today marks 110 days until the July 8 opening of Africatown Heritage House, a community...

Six of the Best New Museums in the US For 2023 | National Geographic

Friday, February 17, 2023

Africatown Heritage House- Mobile, AL The Alabama city made headlines in 2019 when the mouldering remains of the Clotilda – the...