From Clotilda to Community: The History of Mobile, Alabama's Africatown





June 21-25, 2021; June 28-July 2, 2021 Length: 1 week


Summer Program

Summer Program Type

Summer Program Audience




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.

Project Director(s)

Joe'l Lews Billingsley; Ryan Noble

Lecturers and Visiting Faculty

Joe'l Lews Billingsley; Ryan Noble; Natalie Robertson; Frye Gaillard; Kern Jackson

Grantee Institution

Spring Hill College