PROTECT the Past & Future

Join descendants and community leaders in preserving Africatown’s story and fighting for its future!

DESCENDANT is a story of how the past & the truth
are always presenT

Descendant graveyard during the day
Lorna Woods Descendant of Charlie and Maggie Lewis

Lorna Woods
Descendant of Charlie & Maggie Lewis

In DESCENDANT, award-winning filmmaker Margaret Brown returns to her hometown of Mobile, Alabama, to document the search for and historic discovery of The Clotilda, the last known ship to arrive in the United States, illegally carrying 110 kidnapped Africans.

Emmett Lewis standing by the river


Community-led organizations in Africatown are working tirelessly
to preserve and document the legacy of their ancestors while combating environmental issues threatening the community.

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Joycelyn Davis Descendant of Charlie and Maggie Lewis.

Joycelyn Davis
Descendant of Charlie & Maggie Lewis


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