Resources on the TransAtlantic Slave Trade in Africatown, Alabama.

Trans-Atlantic Voyage of Captive Africans to Africatown | Open Tour


The content of these documents provides details of the Middle Passage, specific vessels transporting captive Africans, the arrival of these people, and the ubiquity of slavery. The following resources include racist language as well as references to violence, dehumanization, and the enslavement of Africans. The language contained in the following documents may be upsetting to some readers.

Books and Literature

Newspaper Articles


Further Reading

Africatown 2021

The slave trade continued long after it was illegal — with lessons for today – The Washington Post

Finding the last ship known to have brought enslaved Africans to America and the descendants of its survivors – CBS News

Descendants of slaves want to save historic Alabama town

Clotilda, ‘last American slave ship,’ discovered in Alabama

Descendants of slave ship Clotilda honor their ancestors in Africatown