Zora and Cudjo: A Slave Narrative Publication Long Delayed

Writer, Zora Neale Hurston and Cudjo Lewis, the last survivor of the slave ship Clotilda.
Barracoon: The Story of the Last “Black Cargo” by Zora Neale Hurston

Journey of the Clotilda, 1860

Source: Mobile Public Library

“If you won’t send us home, we’ll build Africa right here in Alabama.”

In spite of the perpetrators’ attempts to hide the crime, as well as the long-hidden history, spirits of the ghosts of the Clotilda would not rest forever. Long ago, facing the unknown, the captives endured and survived unimaginable horrors. But from their strength, resilience and endurance came their proud descendants who have found hope in their heritage, and honor in preserving their forefathers’ legacy by moving forward and continuing to preserve their AfricaTown community in Mobile.

AfricaTown welcome sign today.
Archaeology firm company SEARCH Inc. researchers examining the remnants of the Clotilda wreckage.
Mobile Bay

The Plagiarism Controversy

The Original Book and Writer, Artist, Emma Langdon Roche

A Personal Connection: My family’s Alabama history.

Thirteenth Census of the United States

Source Citation: Years: 1900–1930; Census Place: Kendall Precinct 19, Montgomery, Alabama; Roll T623_34; Page: 42A; Enumeration District: 122.

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