Black History Month study on Mobile

February 1, 2023 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Date: 02/01/2023

Time: 10:00 am

Ages: Probably best geared for upper elementary ages and above
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Films: Afrikan By Way Of American Sweet Home Alabama: A Chief and his Protege Description: Focus your Black History Month studies on Mobile’s own significant and unique African American history. Join us at the historic Bernheim Hall in the Ben May Main library for a showing of two short films illustrating the history of Africatown. After the film the librarian at Local History and Genealogy will share some of the library’s special collection of primary documents relating to Africatown and speak about how those historic documents have been used by researchers from around the country.
Afrikan By Way Of American   The Hiztorical Vision Productions team, with the assistance of the Africatown community, tells the story of the legacy and future of the Africatown community in Mobile, Alabama. The film highlights many unsung heroes that played a pivotal role and contributing to this unique African settlement.
Sweet Home Alabama: A Chief and his Protege
This film explores the parallels between survival, perseverance, and unapologetic preservation. Joycelyn Davis, a descendant of Chief Charles Lewis (Clotilda), details her battle with cancer and how her enslaved ancestors legacy of defying the odds validated her ability to conquest obstacles in the way. Joycelyn, alongside Pastor Derick Tucker, express their commitment to keep the rich history of Africatown, USA relevant and accessible for generations to come.

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