Bell Ringers

Bell Ringer: Mobile, AL: Slavery and the Clotilda

Mobile, AL: Slavery and the Clotilda

Tour guide Eric Finley explains the history of the final trip of enslaved people on board the Clotilda from Africa to Mobile, AL and the lasting impact on the community.

Description

Tour guide Eric Finley explains the history of the final trip of enslaved people on board the Clotilda from Africa to Mobile, AL and the lasting impact on the community.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • Explain the origin for the last ship that carried captives from Africa to Mobile, Alabama as Eric Finley describes.
  • Explain the significance of the Slave Act of 1808.
  • What role did Captain Foster play in Timothy Meaher’s plan?
  • What modifications were made to the Clotilda once the crew left the port of Mobile?
  • Explain what occurred when Captain Foster arrived in Africa.
  • What actions were taken as the Clotilda arrived back to the Mobile area?
  • Where were the individuals dispersed when they arrived to the area?
  • What actions were taken against Timothy Meaher and Captain Foster?
  • Explain the impact of the Emancipation Proclamation and 13tha Amendment during this time.
  • Explain the origin of Africatown.

Additional Resource

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • 13th Amendment
    • Abolish
    • Astute
    • Civil War
    • Confederate
    • Discretionary
    • Emancipation
    • Executive Order
    • Mutiny
    • Prosecute
    • Rescind
    • Secede
    • Shrewd

    Topics

    U.S. HistoryWorld History

    Grades

    Middle SchoolHigh SchoolUniversity