Additional Resources

Explore additional teaching resources about Africatown, enslavement, and Black life in the United States.

Clotilda: The Exhibition covers the story of the Clotilda with a special focus on the people – their individuality, their perseverance, and the extraordinary community they established. The exhibition tells the story of the 110 remarkable men, women and children, from their West African beginnings, to their enslavement, to their settlement of Africatown, and finally the discovery of the sunken schooner, all through a combination of interpretive text panels, documents, and artifacts. The pieces of the Clotilda that have been recovered from the site of the wreck will be on display in the exhibition, on loan from the Alabama Historical Commission. The exhibition has been curated, developed, and designed in conjunction with the local community and the wider descendent community, and in consultation with experts around the country.

Sunken Slave Ship

A 3-lesson unit plan for students in Grades 6 to 8 from the National Geographic Society.

Africatown: A Changed Community

A 50-minute lesson for students in Grades 6 to 8 from the National Geographic Society.

Slave Voyages

The SlaveVoyages website is a collaborative digital initiative that compiles and makes publicly accessible records of the largest slave trades in history.

The images in Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora have been selected from a wide range of sources, most of them dating from the period of slavery. The growing collection currently has over 1,200 images