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Inside Historic Africatown With Descendants of Slave Ship Clotilda

By Vickii Howell Special to the Birmingham Times MOBILE, Ala.—For decades, a handful of ancestors and neighborhood historians held down the legends of Africatown’s founding, recalling...

The Spectacular Find of the Clotilda and What’s Next

By Vickii Howell Special to the Birmingham Times MOBILE, Ala.—The discovery of the Clotilda slave ship last month in the Mobile River Delta is one of...

Birmingham Commemorates Juneteenth

Amarr Croskey photos Kelly Ingram Park was packed on Saturday, June 15 as metro area residents celebrated the city’s 20th annual Juneteenth with the Birmingham...

Clotilda: Last US slave ship discovered among gators, snakes

By Jay Reeves Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The old wooden ship hull didn’t look like much when researchers first saw it: just broken, waterlogged...

New Interactive Website Featuring Henry Louis Gates, Tracks Slave Voyages

By Stacy M. Brown BlackPressUSA In his PBS series, “Finding Your Roots …” Henry Louis Gates Jr. presents guests whose roots cover the globe – from...

Malveaux: Four hundred years later and we still ain’t clear

Four hundred years and we still ain’t clear By Julianne Malveaux According to some historians, Afrodescendents first entered these united states in 1619 off the coast...

After Two Years of Love, She Finishes Quilt That tells Secrets...

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times Judy Higey came to Birmingham 13 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio, with her husband, Ron, who is pastor of the...

Sketches # 1456

Sketches # 1456  by Senator Hank Sanders ******************* I wonder why the end of slavery is not celebrated annually in these United States of America? I wonder...

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