The articles included on this page help tell the story of why we do what we do and the history Roots To Glory hopes to help African Atlantic people heal from.

“The descendants of Cudjo Lewis and Abache (above) heard stories of the ship that tore their ancestors from their homeland and now the wreck of the Clotilda has been confirmed to be found in Alabama’s Mobile River.”

“Clotilda’s cargo hold became a hellish dungeon for 108 African captives brought to Alabama in 1860, more than 50 years after importing enslaved people was made illegal. The ship’s captain set the schooner ablaze to cover his tracks, but much of the vessel’s wooden hull survived.”

“The original landowners were among the first African American and Gullah-Geechee freed slaves to own land in the area immediately following the civil war.”

“A million children starved to death. I’m haunted by the images I saw there – and by the complicity of the Wilson government”

“Did you know? Fifty-six Black people accused of participating in Nat Turner’s rebellion were executed, and more than 200 others were beaten by angry mobs or white militias.”

“You weren’t isolated at any time living in Africville, You always felt at home; the doors were always open. That is one of the most important things that has stayed with me throughout my life.”

“The six founders named the town Nicodemus after a legendary African slave prince who had purchased his freedom.”