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Originally called "Reviere D'Erbane," the bayou acquired present name from French-maintained battery of artillery on West Bank for defense. First permanent settlement on south Mobile County mainland. Founded 1786 when Joseph Bouzage (Bosarge), 173…
The Blessing of the Fleet is a tradition that began centuries ago in Mediterranean fishing communities. The practice is predominantly Catholic, though sometimes Episcopalian, and a blessing from the local priest is meant to ensure a safe and bount…
In the See City of the Diocese of
Mobile - Birmingham
Fifty years ago, on November 7, 1909
The Order of the Knights of Peter Claver
was founded by
Father Conrad F. Rebesher, S.S.J.
Father John H. Dorsey, S.S.J.
Father Samuel J. Kelly, …
Last known survivor of the last known slave ship to enter the United States
Circa 1859, Cudjoe Lewis, a native of the Yoruba tribe in what is now the West African country of Benin, was one of over a hundred African men and women purchased and b…
A postal worker, a community leader, a state legislator, a journalist, and a civil rights activist, Mobile native John L. LeFlore spent 50 years working to peacefully transform the character of the city and create opportunities to enhance citizens…
Joseph (Joe) N. Langan devoted his life to helping others and championing noble causes. He provided wisdom as a city and stare leader and served courageously
as a U.S. Army officer during World War II and the Korean War. As a leading
Stone Street Baptist Church, Alabama's first baptist church, organized in 1806, thirteen years before Alabama became a state and thirty years after this nation was formed the Stone Street Baptist Church, also called "The African Church", was organ…
Caldwell Field is named in honor of James Henry Caldwell, celebrated for
bringing the concept of the manufactured gas business to the City of Mobile.
On September 20, 1836, Mr. Caldwell entered into a contract with the
On May 30, 1965, Vivian Malone, became the first African-American to graduate from the University of Alabama. To achieve admission at the all-White university, she was forced to confront then Governor, George C. Wallace, in what has become…
On March 21, 1981, 19-year-old Michael Donald was abducted, beaten, killed and hung from a tree on this street by members of the Ku Klux Klan. He was randomly selected in retaliation for an interracial jury failing to convict a black man for killi…