Southern Mysteries Podcast

Episode 47 Clotilda and Africa Town

June 10, 2019

The last ship to bring slaves to America arrived in Alabama’s Mobile Bay in 1860, carrying in its hull more than 100 Africans who had been kidnapped from their villages and sold into slavery. The slavers hid the evidence of their illegal operation by burning and sinking the Clotilda in the Mobile River Delta. For over 150 years, the ship was shrouded in mystery, until an Alabama environmentalist and reporter found it in 2018. 

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Music
Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use. 

Additional Music
"Lost Time", "Crowd Hammer", "Dark Fog", and "Resolution" by Kevin MacLeod; "I Am A Man" by Dan Lebowitz; "Sugar Pines" by Wes Hutchison; "Shawdowlands" by Purple Planet Music Licensed under Creative Commons