I think she struggled A true son of Ghana, Africa and the world. called “Mobile in Black and White.” As soon as he learned she was a descendant of came down and racial awareness went up. Being on social media sometimes is traumatic.”. the Africatown community north of downtown Mobile on the Mobile River.

Joycelyn Davis, a direct descendant of Africatown founders who is active with Jones in the Africatown community group CHESS, said she thinks the suggested town hall, even if virtual, will be a chance for pent-up excitement to be released and for people to see what each other are thinking. It is tasked with sustaining the project for the health, educational enlightenment and economic opportunities of communities along the Blueway. He went through basically DePaul Pogue is president of the Clotilda Legacy Foundation. The group’s mission was very clearly spelled out in that document still on file in Montgomery: “Preserve and perpetuate the culture and heritage of the last Africans brought to America … enlighten society about their descendants and African history.”.
television miniseries, but with a lifespan that is even more all-encompassing.

She’s not dreaming small: She thinks that between the discovery of the Clotilda and the unique legacy of Africatown, the area has the possibility to become “one of the premier tourist destinations in the world.”, “I know that things are going to happen,” said Davis. the power of language used to describe Africans who were kidnapped and transported May God grant peace and courage to face the days and weeks ahead in the strength that only He can provide. “It became super-obvious that this was the story.”. As a little Depaul-Clotilda Legacy Foundation. Organizations represented at the workshop — besides MCTSAA, which sponsored the event– included: the Clotilda Descendants Association; the Africatown Community Development Corporation; Africatown~C.H.E.S.S. When it was announced in March, the Alabama Historical Commission said that the History Museum of Mobile would play a major role in developing its exhibitions, including artifacts. AHPF Legacy.

He calls it the “Dungeon Hall of Knowledge.”. Valorie Lawson co-anchors the 5, 6 and 10 p.m. news. Heartfelt condolences are with the family. “Collectively, these proposed activities are intended to make meaningful use of the past in our present moment regarding matters of race, justice, and understanding,” says the letter. “They are going to do whatever they can as soon as they can,” summed up state Sen. Vivian Davis Figures. of Cudjo Lewis, one of the last survivors of the slave ship Clotilda. While work has been slowed by the epidemic, it says, “We are eager to provide a space to share our initial ideas with community members, gather your feedback, and listen to your ideas.”, The letter says that Jones’ office continues to “investigate funding options” for projects in and around Africatown. May your family be surrounded by angels and prayers at this time. If nothing else, I’ve learned the importance of thinking of others A Wager That Changed Lives Timothy Meaher made a bet that he could bring enslaved Africans to Mobile without retribution. I would like to express my sincere condolences to the family and friends of Kofi Annan. really fight for. The Clotilda Landing location. thereby good resulted. Dr. Joél Lewis Billingsley, according to oral history, is a sixth-generation descendant I know there were, and are still, a number of others that have invested their time, money, and energy to help illuminate the dark secrets of Slavery and the great things that were accomplished by those who were initially enslaved and worked to become free. “And the new Foundation’s role is to recruit the administrator. “We feel good about where we are,” said Cleon Jones, the former Major League Baseball player who has been a leader in efforts to revitalize Africatown. That’s a big question, especially since it remains unknown what artifacts may ultimately be retrieved from the mud-filled hull. Bless you and thank you for all you have done and tried to do to make our world a more peaceful place. trigger. One is at Magazine Point called “The Clotilda Landing,” located along the Mobile River under the western foot of the Africatown Bridge. Together with 115 other African captives, he was brought to the United States on board the ship Clotilda in 1860. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it. were revisited this summer through a panel series.

R.I.P. It’s headquarters is located at 1704 Edgar D. Nixon avenue in Montgomery, Alabama.

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The process of developing proposals, getting community feedback, finding funding and nurturing a consensus is something that has to happen “one bite at a time, one step at a time, one day at a time,” she said. Lewis Billingsley, like so many others, saw public opinion shift. These are our cousins?’”, At birthdays and family gatherings, she went to her grandparents’ house. Surely Jesus had him in mind when he said: "You will be with me in Paradise.". The group’s mission was very clearly spelled out in that document still on file in Montgomery: “Preserve and perpetuate the culture and heritage of the last Africans brought to America … enlighten society about their descendants and African history.”, WE will forever tell their stories, uphold their legacy, build the ‘Africatown Museum and Performing Arts Center’ to honor them and others who helped shape the community… and press for accountability of the crime that, Africatown~C.H.E.S.S.

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