Beyond the Book

In 2019, The Alabama Bicentennial Commission African American Heritage Committee published The Future Emerges from the Past: Celebrating 200 Years of Alabama African American History and Culture. This book highlights the history, people, events, institutions, and movements that contributed to the Great State of Alabama, the nation, and world during the state’s first 200 years.

The Alabama African American History Beyond the Book website continues the journey and goes beyond what could be included in the book’s 244 pages.

On a monthly basis, this site will not only highlight past Alabama African American history makers and events, it will also contain present day icons, unsung sheroes/heroes, and current events.

Short articles along with links to videos, photos, reference material, and additional information will be uploaded monthly for all to enjoy.

The website’s goal is the same as the book’s, to inspire the young and young at heart to dream big and never allow obstacles to stop their march toward achieving those dreams.

Beyond the Book

In 2019, The Alabama Bicentennial Commission African American Heritage Committee published The Future Emerges from the Past: Celebrating 200 Years of Alabama African American History and Culture. This book highlights the history, people, events, institutions, and movements that contributed to the Great State of Alabama, the nation, and world during the state’s first 200 years.

The Alabama African American History Beyond the Book website continues the journey and goes beyond what could be included in the book’s 244 pages.

On a monthly basis, this site will not only highlight past Alabama African American history makers and events, it will also contain present day icons, unsung sheroes/heroes, and current events.

Short articles along with links to videos, photos, reference material, and additional information will be uploaded monthly for all to enjoy.

The website’s goal is the same as the book’s, to inspire the young and young at heart to dream big and never allow obstacles to stop their march toward achieving those dreams.

The Clotilda

The schooner Clotilda smuggled African captives
into the U.S in 1860. It was burned and sunk in
an Alabama river after bringing 110 imprisoned
people across the Atlantic, more than 50 years
after importing slaves was outlawed. 

After extensive review and study, the Alabama
Historical Commission announced on
May 22, 2019, that wreckage discovered
in a remote arm of the Mobile River
was indeed the schooner Clotilda,
the last known United States slave
ship to bring enslaved people
from Africa to the United States.

The Clotilda

The Clotilda

The schooner Clotilda smuggled African captives into the U.S in 1860. It was burned and sunk in an Alabama river after bringing 110 imprisoned people across the Atlantic, more than 50 years after importing slaves was outlawed.

After extensive review and study, the Alabama Historical Commission announced on May 22, 2019, that wreckage discovered in a remote arm of the Mobile River was indeed the schooner Clotilda, the last known United States slave ship to bring enslaved people
from Africa to the United States.

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