Africatown Heritage House Ceremony

Clotilda Descendants Association president Darron Patterson speaks during a press event for a ceremony celebrating the groundbreaking for the future Africatown Heritage House in Mobile on February 8, 2021. The new museum will house exhibits interpreting the lives and experiences of the people who were kidnapped from Africa and brought to Mobile on the Clotilda to be sold as slaves in Mobile in 1860. It will also serve as the welcome center for a new heritage and tourism initiative in the Africatown community.

Photo courtesy of the Mobile Press-Register

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