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Clotilda Collection


Clotilda Collection


Items from the Clotilda vertical files and archival collection


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Collection Items

Abache and Kazoola
Image of Abache and Cudjo Lewis

25th Original Africatown Folk Festival Slated for This Weekend
Newspaper article on Africatown festival and history

144th Anniversary of the Schooner Clotilda
Newspaper article on the 144th anniversary of the Clotilda's landing

Image of Abache

A Celebration of Heritage
Newspaper article on Africatown and Kwanzaa

African Dreams
Book review of Sylviane Diouf's book, Dreams of Africa in Alabama: The Slave Ship Clotilda and the Last Africans Brought to America

'AfricaTown' bill is offered
Newspaper article on Africatown, referencing the Clotilda

Africatown Grew on Slaves' Legends and Lore
Newspaper article on the history of Cudjo Lewis and Africatown

Africatown on Verge of Historic Breakthrough
Newspaper article on Africatown and National Register of Historic Places
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