From Clotilda to Community: The History of Mobile, Alabama's Africatown
K-12 educators will encounter the history and the place known as Africatown. Last year, the discovery of the Clotilda was announced, the last known ship to bring enslaved Africans to the United States. This discovery made real the tale of those Africans and their descendants, some of whom still live in the village formed after the Civil War just outside Mobile, Alabama. Educators will engage with “difficult history” and the tools and strategies that will allow them to engage their own students. And, attendees will create media projects as an expression of their own reflection about this encounter.
Lecturers and Visiting Faculty
Joe'l Lews Billingsley; Ryan Noble; Natalie Robertson; Frye Gaillard; Kern Jackson