The Mobile area is a step closer to creating a state park in Africatown. That’s the community established by Africans brought to Alabama aboard the last slave ship to land in the United States. Mobile County commissioners are authorizing a contract for a study on Africatown USA State Park. The report would determine the feasibility of the project. The idea was reportedly discussed in the 1980s but nothing ever happened. Interest in the area has been high since remains of the Clotilda were discovered in 2018.