Africatown, Alabama One Place Study

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Date: 1872
Location: Africatown, Mobile, Alabama, United Statesmap
Surnames/tags: One_Place_Studies Black_Heritage Alabama
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Africatown, Alabama One Place Study

This profile is part of the Africatown, Alabama One Place Study.
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Also known as Plateau (as seen on census records).


Continent: North America
Country: United States
State/Province: Alabama
County: Mobile
GPS Coordinates: 30.735278, -88.058611
Elevation: 10.0 m or 32.8 feet


The Africatown Historic District was added to the National Register of Historic Places on December 4, 2012.[1]


  • Historic Union Missionary Baptist Church, c. 1869 (originally Old Landmark Baptist church & evolved from Stone Street Baptist Church)





Bronze sculpture of co-founder, Cudjoe Lewis



  1. "Weekly List of Actions Taken On Properties: 12/03/12 Through 12/07/12". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. Retrieved January 6, 2013.
  2. Willet, Henry (1993). "Mobile Community Holds On To Unique African Heritage". Alabama Center for Traditional Culture. Retrieved February 28, 2008.
  3. "AfricaTown, USA". The Library of Congress: Local Legacies. Retrieved February 28, 2008.
  4. Henry Louis Gates, Jr's Finding Your Roots, Season 4, Episode 9 (December 12, 2017), PBS, sections on Questlove's ancestors.
  5. Boyd, Jared (December 18, 2017). "PBS show reveals Questlove descended from last known slave ship, which landed in Alabama". The Birmingham News. Retrieved December 18, 2017.
  6. "The Last Cargo". The Pittsburgh Post. April 15, 1894. p. 17 – via
  7. Michael Herriott, "New Zora Neale Hurston Book Will Tell Story of the Last Survivor of the US Slave Trade", The Root, December 20, 2017.
  8. "Africatown". On The Media. May 18, 2018. WNYC Studios.
  9. "The Alabama Pigtoe Mussel". The Extinction Tapes. November 4, 2019. BBC Radio 4.

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This looks exciting - looking forward to watching developments!
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