In Alabama, the last Africa slaves transported and sold on United States soil landed on the Mobile River

The last known landing of slaves brought from Africa into the United States took place on the night of July 8, 1860 when the slave ship Clotilda entered Mobile Bay and was towed in the dark to Twelve Mile Island on the Mobile River.  There the 110 person cargo was transferred to the smaller ship Czar and taken further up the river to their new new life as American slaves.  William Foster, the captain, then burned the Clohilda to destroy evidence of his forty-five journey from Africa. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation
Sylviane A. Diouf, Dreams of Africa in Alabama: The Slave Ship Clotilda and the Story of the Last Africans Brought to America (New York: Oxford University Press, 2007) 
Date Certainty
Exact
Type
Slavery/Abolition
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