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...
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.
Nearly 100 volunteers showed up to help THE AFRICATOWN HERITAGE & PERSERVATION FOUNDATION in the mapping of Africatown's Historic Plateau Cemetery. Please click on link below to view local tv 5 report of their exercise this past Saturday.
Archaeologists and researchers are working on a map where people can look up their loved ones who are buried at the Old Plateau Cemetery in Africatown. Volunteers along with researchers worked Saturday morning to map out the Old Plateau Cemetery in Africatown to help develop the digital map. Most people who are buried at the cemetery are the last known descendants of the Clotilda, and archeologists are working with the Africatown Heritage Preservation Foundation to create a way for people to be able to research and learn more about their history. -WKRG 5
National Museum of African American History and Culture’s series, Through the African American Lens, sponsored a showing and panel discussion of the Descendants documentary, on January 7th at the Oprah Winfrey Theater. Panelists from the movie were interviewed in a post screening.
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.
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The AHPF has partnered with Mobile County, Vulcan Materials, and SBP to replace roofs for needed homes in Africatown. Four more houses were completed. We couldn't have done it without your kind support. THANK YOU!
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.
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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