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African Town, Irene Latham & Charles Waters ; introduction by Joycelyn M. Davis, descendant of Clotilda survivors

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African Town, Irene Latham & Charles Waters ; introduction by Joycelyn M. Davis, descendant of Clotilda survivors
Language
eng
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
resource.interestGradeLevel
789Y, Childrens Plus, Inc
Literary Form
fiction
Main title
African Town
Responsibility statement
Irene Latham & Charles Waters ; introduction by Joycelyn M. Davis, descendant of Clotilda survivors
Summary
n 1860, long after the United States outlawed the importation of enslaved laborers, 110 men, women and children from Benin and Nigeria were captured and brought to Mobile, Alabama aboard a ship called Clotilda. Their journey includes the savage Middle Passage and being hidden in the swamplands along the Alabama River before being secretly parceled out to various plantations, where they made desperate attempts to maintain both their culture and also fit into the place of captivity to which they'd been delivered. At the end of the Civil War, the survivors created a community for themselves they called African Town, which still exists to this day
Target audience
adolescent
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