The Truth of the 110 Survivors Aboard the Clotilda

Presented by Jeremy Ellis, President of the Clotilda Descendants Association (CDA) on February 24, 2024
1 hour 6 minutes
African American

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Please join us for a talk by Jeremy Ellis, President of the Clotilda Descendants Association (CDA), “The Truth of the 110 Survivors Aboard the Clotilda.” The Clotilda was the last known slave ship to enter the United States, and the CDA's mission is to honor their ancestors; preserve their culture, landmarks, and legacies; and educate future generations of descendants and the community.

Presented jointly by the NYG&B and the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Jean Sampson Scott Greater New York Chapter, this free event will be held online.

About Our Presenter

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Jeremy Ellis is a direct descendant of Kupollee (Pollee) and Rosalie (Rose) Allen, who were shipmates on the Clotilda. Jeremy’s family has been on the frontlines working to preserve the history and legacy of his ancestors and Africatown, a community founded by Clotilda survivors after the Civil War. His grandmother, Beatrice Ellis, known as Mom Bea, was the last president of the Africatown Direct Descendants of the Clotilda Inc., which was founded in 1984 to preserve the culture and heritage of the last Africans to come to United States via the transatlantic slave trade. Since his grandmother’s passing, Jeremy has taken up the charge of honoring his ancestors’ legacy, telling their story, and seeking reconciliation.  

Jeremy has appeared on two CBS 60 Minutes segments about the Clotilda, including as part of a historic conversation between descendants of the survivors and descendants of their enslavers. He also appeared in the National Geographic Channel’s film, “Clotilda: Last American Slave Ship.”