African American Heritage Media Coverage


An international spotlight has found Mobile with the 2018 discovery of the Clotilda, the last known slave ship to enter the United States just north of the city. The schooner, Clotilda, smuggled African captives into the country in 1860, more than 50 years after the importation of enslaved humans was outlawed. Africatown, a community settled by the survivors after emancipation, is buzzing with energy as new light is being shed on the community’s history with this unprecedented discovery.

Below are some of the national and international stories on the recent discovery. After all, it’s not just Mobile’s history, it’s world history.