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Africatown Residents Win Victory Over Industrial Zoning in Historic Community

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…Africatown News – By Joe Womack – On December 16, 2014 the Africatown Community attended a meeting hosted by The Yorktown Baptist Church to voice their opposition to local industries attempt to re-zone a section of Africatown just North of The Community Gardens from residential to industrial.…

Africatown’s Hog Bayou At Risk From Industry, Again

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share… Africatown News – By Joe Womack – The historical value of Africatown’s Hog Bayou was carved in stone long before the Oil Barons of the world discovered Africatown’s valuable wetlands. Africatown’s Hog Bayou will forever be known as the place in Mobile where the “African” slaves…

Africatown: A Tradition and Struggle Like No Other

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Joe Womack – To commemorate the 155th anniversary of the beginning of the Africatown saga and the 154th anniversary of the landing of the last recorded shipment of slaves to this country, here is a summary of the “Africatown Story” from 1859 to today. (As told…