Rooted in Unity & Community
Rooted in Unity & Community
The Africatown Community, located in Mobile, Alabama, is best known for its connection to the U.S. slave ship Clotilda. This community was established by the very same Africans that were enslaved and brought to the U.S. illegally aboard the Clotilda in 1860. Since the establishment of the community...
- AHPF will lead the implementation and coordination of the Africatown Connections Blueway project started in 2016 by the Mobile County Training School Alumni Association with support by the National Park Service (NPS) – Rivers, Trails & Conservation Assistance Program (RTCA) and many other organizations.
The mission of the Africatown Heritage Preservation Foundation is to preserve and document the stories of historical Africatown and create cultural and economic transformation through education and partnerships that benefit the environment and mankind.
Africatown, preserving the history, culture, and land of resilient people.
The Africatown Heritage Preservation Foundation Core Values are demonstrated through Mutual Trust and Respect of People, Environment and Education through an Inclusiveness with our Community and Respect of our Heritage. Africatown Heritage Preservation Foundation was established and founded as a 501c-3 Tax Exempt organization October 2019 by Joe Womack, Ruth Ballard and Anderson Flen.
Join host the Africatown Heritage Preservation Foundation, along with the Guardians of Heritage, Africatown Souvenirs, LLCs, and the Mobile International Festival for a critical discussion of the movies: The Woman King, Wakanda Forever, and Descendant. Descendant is the recent documentary about the founders and their progeny of historic AfricaTown, a former free town established in 1866 after the Civil War near Mobile Bay in the United States. Founded by 32 of 110 Africans kidnapped, enslaved and violently carried on the slave ship Clotilda from the coast of Ouidah, present day Benin, AfricaTown is now incorporated into Mobile, Alabama.
Descendant tells the story of the Clotilda - the last known ship to smuggle stolen Africans to America - the unthinkable cover-up, and the impact of that crime on generations of descendants living in Africatown. Once the past is revealed, can the future be reclaimed? Descendants of the enslaved Africans on an illegal ship that arrived in Alabama in 1860 seek justice and healing when the craft's remains are discovered.
AHPF supports the community informed Africatown Design Competition. Find out about the Africatown Design Competition and latest information. Watch the videos below to learn more.
The Africatown Heritage Preservation Foundation (AHPF) Board of Directors is proud to announce the hiring of Dr. Afia S. Zakiya as its first Executive Director. “I’m honored to lead the effort to preserve the incredible piece of world history Africatown represents, and the riveting quest to claim one’s cultural heritage and identity,” said Dr. Zakiya....
The theme of this year’s International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition is "Stories of Courage: Resistance to Slavery and Unity against Racism." This theme recognizes how storytelling allows us to pass on history in relatable ways through varied perspectives – from pain and trauma to gains and motivation.
The transatlantic slave trade is one of the most detrimental events of human history. It deeply impacted communities of the Americas, Europe, and Africa through the forced migration of over 12.5 million persons. There is still a lot to learn from localized stories that foster understanding of people from all sides of the Atlantic. Read more...
2020 African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund Grant Recipients
On July 16, 2020, the National Trust for Historic Preservation announced more than $1.6 million in grants to 27 sites and organizations through its African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund.
Although the AHPF has many initiatives that it is currently working on as the Africatown Heritage Preservation Foundation is built, one of its core pillars will be to foster healing for the community of Africatown, the larger Mobile Metro area, the state of Alabama and the world.
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