Africatown Heritage house

Darron Patterson, president of the Clotilda Descendants Association, pauses to speak to the media and folks roaming around the construction site of the future Africatown Heritage House. The construction of the 5,000-square-foot future museum is underway on Monday, November 15, 2021, in Mobile, Ala. The Heritage House will contain the first exhibit that will open to the public in Africatown since the discovery of portions of the Clotilda slave ship in May 2019. The Heritage House, which will tell the story of the Clotilda and its survivors and the community of Africatown, is set to open in April/May 2022. (John Sharp/