All Weekend, Every Weekend. On C-SPAN3.

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)

Related Events

History of Ogden, Utah
Sunday, May 4, 2014     

C-SPAN's Local Content Vehicles take American History TV on the road. We feature the history of Ogden, Utah over the weekend of May 3-5.

History of Fort Myers, Florida
Sunday, April 20, 2014     

C-SPAN's Local Content Vehicles take American History TV on the road. We feature the history of Fort Myers, Florida over the weekend of April 19-21. 

History of Bend, Oregon
Sunday, April 6, 2014     

C-SPAN's Local Content Vehicles take American History TV on the road. We featured the history of Bend, Oregon over the weekend of April 5-7.

History of Tallahassee, Florida
Sunday, March 16, 2014     

C-SPAN's Local Content Vehicles take American History TV on the road. We featured the history of Tallahassee, Florida over the weekend of March 15-17. 

1920s Women's Magazines & Writers
Saturday     

American History TV traveled to the Library of Congress Kluge Center in Washington, DC, which was established in 2000 and endowed by philanthropist John W. Kluge. The center welcomes over 100 scholars every year to pursue their research interests at one of the world's largest libraries. We spoke with PhD candidate Sophie Oliver about the fashion, writing styles, and culture illustrated in the 1920s New Jersey magazine, "Charm," and what it reveals about women's social and political interests. 

Lectures in History: Modernizing the Home and Workplace
Saturday     

Vanderbilt University professor Sarah Igo talks about the societal shift that occurred during the early 20th century as as modernization impacted businesses and households. Igo focuses on the literary works of individuals such as Christine Frederick, proponent of home economics, and Frederick Winslow Taylor, who sought to improve industrial efficiency. 

The Civil War: Legacy of Henry Wirz
Saturday     

Author and history professor Michael Vorenberg discusses the legacy of Confederate Captain Henry Wirz, who was in charge of the Andersonville Prison Camp from March 1864 to his arrest in May 1865 for war crimes. Wirz was convicted and executed near the U.S. Capitol building.
 

The Civil War: Changing Military Strategy in 1864
Saturday     

Author Kristopher White describes the way the Union and Confederate Armies attempted to innovate during the final year of the war.

History Bookshelf: Documenting the Great Depression
Saturday     

Linda Gordon, author of “Dorothea Lange: A Life Beyond Limits,” discusses the Depression-era photographer’s personal life and the social and political content of her work.

Sleeping Car Porters & Civil Rights
Saturday     

A panel discusses the history and legacy of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, one of the first African American labor unions in the United States. Panelists explore the role of A. Philip Randolph, the labor and civil rights leader who helped organize the union, as well as the struggles of female members. The Association for the Study of African American Life and History hosted this event. 

Share This Event Via Social Media
Washington Journal (late 2012)