The Doy Leale McCall Rare Book and Manuscript Library
After the founding of African Town (now Africatown) north of Mobile, following emancipation in 1865, Cudjo and Abile Lewis
had six children. The children all died before their parents and Abile Lewis passed away in 1908. Cudjo Lewis lived to be
about 94 years old. Pictured here are his great-granddaughters, twins Mary and Martha, born in 1923.