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ALABAMA, THE CLOTILDA AND THE LAST SLAVE SURVIVOR By Anago James Akeem Osho

Is ‘’Home’’ where ever you find yourself (either willingly or not)? This is the question I raised in the case of Oluwale Kasola (Cudjoe Lewis) and his wife Abile ( they were the ones who began the founding of the Africa Town, Mobile Alabama in the United States known as Africa town today).

The American state of Alabama is rich in history although some are not pleasant, yet the people can take advantage of the opportunities that seems not to be there. In reality, opportunities are not given it is created. The Clotilda was the name of the recorded last slave ship to the United States of America. ‘’Recorded last slave ship’’, because many came to the U.S.A illegally and were not documented.
The Clotilda arrived in Alabama on the night of a Sunday, dated 8th of July, 1860. Many among the slaves that were taken to the Americas through the slave port of Whydah (Ouidah), Benin republic were of Yoruba Stock.