American Roundtable: If We Can Save the Ship, We Can Save the Town, Africatown, Alabama



This presentation and discussion, captured in the video above, complements the report If We Can Save the Ship, We Can Save the Town on Africatown, Alabama. Report editors Renee Kemp-Rotan and Vickii Howell; Kern Jackson, director of the African American studies program at the University of South Alabama; Darron Patterson, president, Clotilda Descendants Association; Deborah G. Plant, editor of Zora Neale Hurston’s Barracoon: The Story of the Last “Black Cargo”; Natalie S. Robertson, author, The Slave Ship Clotilda and the Making of AfricaTown, USA: Spirit of Our Ancestors; Ramsey Sprague, an enrolled tribal member of the Grand Caillou/Dulac Band of the Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw tribe and a volunteer facilitator for the Mobile Environmental Justice Action Coalition (MEJAC); and Joe Womack, director, Africatown~C.H.E.S.S. shared findings and highlights and then discussed some of the report’s key ideas and provocations with American Roundtable Project Director Nicholas Anderson and League Executive Director Rosalie Genevro.

Explore the full Africatown report: https://archleague.org/project/africatown-alabama/

Learn more about the American Roundtable initiative: https://archleague.org/project/american-roundtable/

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