Project 110

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In an effort to honor the 110 enslaved Africans who were illicitly brought to the United States on the schooner Clotilda in 1860, a team of professors are completing a historical documentary film that will attempt to capture the essence of those people through a recounting of their experiences before, during and after enslavement in Alabama and the establishment of Africatown, one of the only known settlements of exclusively native Africans in the United States.

Through support from the Alabama Humanities Foundation (AHF) and Mobile County Commissioner, Merceria Ludgood, the team has raised $11,617 for production costs and also received a matching grant for post-production from AHF.  

For the next few weeks our goal is to raise $8,000 - AHF will match $1 for every $2 we raise until March 31st.  

The film production team is comprised of Ryan Noble, Assistant Professor at Spring Hill College, Dr. Joél Lewis Billingsley, Associate Professor at the University of South Alabama, and Dr. Robert Gray, Associate Professor at the University of Bergen, and the team will produce a documentary featuring the oral history of their descendants, interviews with historians, and a visual examination of historical documents.

This project will produce a feature length (50-80 minute) film, initiate a community-based art exhibit production including a collection of poems, create a useful curriculum of visual-based educational clips with study prompts, and will culminate in a series of exhibitions of the film with the community art project in locations around Alabama.

Your generous support will allow us to complete the production phase of the project, to complete our documentary on this painful and important chapter in our State's history.

Donor list

BJ Smith
The Boones
Carolyn Simmons
Kate Robinson
Kate Darden
TaMika M Hall
Garry Bradley
Jamie Franco-Zamudio photoJamie Franco-Zamudio
Felicia Stewart
Sonny Joiner
Robert M Gray Sr.
Sean Noble
Erika Judd
Sandra S. Sterker
Bonnie B Bradley
Vicki L. Noble

No Matches
No Challenges

All contributors ($20) to this project will be added to the email list. You will receive project updates, information on screenings and events.


As a supporter ($100), you will be automatically put on our email list, your name on the documentary credits at the end of the feature and a link to documentary.


Donors will receive email communication, special thanks in documentary credits, a poetry book, and special thanks in poetry book. The poetry book will be available in October 2019. All other perks will be available June 2019.

DONATE $1,935

The 1935 Champion is named in honor of the year Cudjo Lewis died. In addition to the special thanks in the documentary and the poetry book, your name will be listed on materials at every screening and in promotional materials.

DONATE $3,000

Supporting Sponsors will have high visibility at the end of the documentary, on the website, in the curriculum and poetry book and at all documentary screenings. This level of investment in the legacy of the 110 will include acknowledgement on all promotional materials with a logo or name.

DONATE $7,500

In addition to all of perks for investing in Project 110, Presenting Sponsors will receive verbal acknowledgement at each screening and acknowledgement at the beginning of the documentary.