Post a Picture: Slave Cemetery

Africatown Cemetery

Africatown Cemetery, Mobile Al

Africatown Cemetery

A few months ago, my husband and I visited the old Africatown Cemetery located about three miles north of the city of Mobile AL. According to historical records, the community of Africatown was formed by West Africans who were among the last illegal shipment of slaves to the United States. These Tarber people created their own tribal community and retained their customs and language following the American Civil war.

The Africatown cemetery is the final resting place for this last shipment of 109 slaves who were on the ship, Clotide, the last ship known to have carried African slaves to the United States. I have included a link below which gives more history about Africatown and the cemetery located there.

I hope you enjoy reading about this fascinating and tragic part of American history.


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