greetings from sand town!
greetings from sand town!
An example of what's at stake when commercial developers encroach Sand Town's residential areas.
Even though the former City Council voted down the UDC Plan that included The Village of Spring Hill Overlay on October 19, 2021, it is up for a vote again on July 12, 2022.
As you are probably aware, we are approaching peak hurricane season.
An Alabama hurricane is a North American tropical cyclone that affects the U.S. state of Alabama. So far (as of July 2021) 83 tropical and subtropical cyclones have directly or indirectly affected Alabama since HURDAT began in 1851. Only four major hurricanes, the 1926 Miami Hurricane, Hurricane Fredric (1979), Hurricane Ivan (2004), Hurricane Sally and only one off-season storm, Tropical Storm Alberto (2018), has made landfall in Alabama. The key to weathering a hurricane even if there is a mandatory evacuation is preparation. Click here for ways to prepare for a dangerous storm: https://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies/types-of-emergencies/hurricane.html
Black History Month is an annual observance originating in the United States, where it is also known as African-American History Month. It has received official recognition from governments in the United States and Canada, and more recently has been observed in Ireland, and the United Kingdom. It began as a way of remembering important people and events in the history of the African Diaspora. It is celebrated in February in the United States and Canada, while in Ireland, and the United Kingdom it is observed in October. For more information regarding Black History Month and its origins, click on this History Channel link:
Many of you have seen the motion picture, "Red Tails", the story of the first African American military aviators that made their mark during World War II. However; did you know that one of those "Red Tails" was from Sand Town? Click below to read our story about this American hero!
Do you recognize any of these students who attended Spring Hill Colored School ? The photo is circa 1935. Please let us know!
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The Mobile Area Mardi Gras Association, (MAMGA), was formed by the city’s black residents in 1939, when it was called the Colored Carnival Association. It held its first parade in 1940, more than 2 decades before the end of segregation. Aline Jenkins Howard, who died in 2019 at the age of 97, was named its first queen.
This key to the City of Mobile was presented at the District 7 Holiday Community Celebration event held December 9, 2019.
Barbara Ann Smith, president, was in attendance to receive this honor. Congratulations Sand Town!
You can read about Sand Town and early Spring Hill in a book authored by a son of Sand Town, Mr. Edward Croshon.
Published in the year 2000, "Yesteryear Miscellany", can be found in the Mobile Local History & Genealogy Library on Government Street.