From Clotilda to Community: The History of Mobile, Alabama’s Africatown

Spring Hill College and the National Endowment for the Humanities invite you to a week-long virtual workshop in the Summer of 2023. Workshop participants engage the history of Africatown in Mobile, AL, founded by the last group of enslaved Africans brought to the United States in the infamous schooner, Clotilda, in 1860. 

June 19 – June 23

June 26 – June 30

The From Clotilda to Community: The History of Mobile Alabama’s Africatown has been made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy demands wisdom.

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities. 

Principles of Civility

As an NEH-supported project, From Clotilda to Community: The History of Mobile, Alabama’s Africatown will follow the Principles of Civility, which establishes guidelines for open, respectful discussion. All participants must pledge to follow the Principles of Civility in their interactions with faculty, staff, fellow scholars, and other groups and individuals throughout this program. At each session, part of the opening meeting will be dedicated to how we will engage with this subject and with one another over the course of the workshop.