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History of Mobile, Alabama

Mobile, Alabama in the early 1900s

Mobile, Alabama in the early 1900s

Mobile, Alabama
Sunday, May 18, 2014

C-SPAN's Local Content Vehicles take American History TV on the road. We feature the history of Mobile, Alabama over the weekend of May 17-19.

Hosted by our Comcast cable partners, we learned about the origins of Mardi Gras in the U.S., Mobile's port and the history of race relations in the city. We heard the story of Cudjoe Kazoola Lewis, the last Africa-born slave in America. We also visited Fort Conde and learned about Captain Raphael Semmes, a commerce trader during the Civil War.

Updated: Monday, May 19, 2014 at 10:24am (ET)

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