Initiatives

Although the AHPF has many initiatives that it is currently working on as the Africatown Heritage Preservation Foundation is built, one of its core pillars will be to foster healing for the community of Africatown, the larger Mobile Metro area, the state of Alabama and the world.   

  • The Africtown Heritage Preservation Foundation speaks of healing on many levels:  environmental, physical, emotional, etc. 
  • An initial step towards healing took place on August 25, 2019, when the Community of Africatown marked a national day of healing by ringing bells at 3:00pmEST in unison with bells at Fort Monroe National Monument, Old Point Comfort, to represent each century of African presence in the U.S. since 1619. 
  • Bells have great symbolic meaning to many societies. The national bell ringing celebrates the value, persistence, strength, and courage of our ancestors and enables all Americans to participate in a historic moment in the spirit of peace, freedom, and unity wherever they are and to share stories about the role Africans and their descendants in the history of the nation.