Mobile Public Library Digital Collections

Mobile Public Library Local History & Genealogy Library

The Local History and Genealogy Library is dedicated to collecting, preserving, and providing access to the history of Mobile, and the greater Gulf Coast region.

Browse Items (16 total)

Rosemary Butler talks about race relations in Mobile, including segregated theaters and her husband's fight for the position of State Housing Commissioner .

Lorna Woods talks about the sense of community and family she experienced growing up in Lewis' Quarters.

VOHP Interview List.pdf
List of full VOHP interviews available for viewing at Local History & Genealogy library

James Arthur Reed talks about Gomas Auditorium, the bands that used to play there, and his first job at Albright and Wood's Drug Store.

Willie Pearl Lewis talks about being a teacher, moving from Mobile County Training School to Vigor High School, and being one of the first black teachers at a formerly all white school.

Lancie Thomas and Claretta Blackmon talk about The Mobile Beacon, what it has done for the community, politics, Gov. Wallace, and the Klan.

Mabel Dennison talks about her book, including her grandparents, the Clotilde, and Africatown

Martha West Davis talks about her grandfather, Cudjo Lewis, the Clotilde, Cudjo's funeral, Mon Louis Island, the Plateau Community, etc.
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