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Fab 40: Frederick Palmer Whiddon and E.O. Wilson

Frederick Palmer WhiddonUniversity President and Entrepreneur Fred Whiddon came to Mobile in 1960 and started what was to become the University of South Alabama three years later. Whiddon personally...

Fab 40: Leila Hollowell and Nick Holmes Jr.

Leila HollowellArts Supporter and Gallery OwnerThe owner of Gallery 54 in Midtown, the late Leila Hollowell was known to have an uncanny eye for new artistic talent. Her...

Meet the Designers

Three up-and-coming designers and models are set to compete on the runway as part of the inaugural Mobile Fashion Week festivities. Their new collections will hit the catwalk both...

Fab 40: Winston Groom, Steve Kittrell and Eddie Stanky

Winston GroomAuthor and Historian Born in Washington, D.C., Groom was raised in Mobile, attended UMS and graduated from the University of Alabama. He served in the...

Fab 40: Lonnie Johnson and Billy Perdue

Lonnie JohnsonInventor and EngineerScientist Lonnie Johnson won international fame and fortune with his invention of the Super Soaker water gun.Born in Mobile in 1949, Johnson’s boyhood science dreams...

Ad Aged

Famed Mobile artist John Augustus Walker (1901 - 1967) lived and worked at the height of the Great Depression. Some of his most recognized works include his Works...

Fab 40: The Coopers and Robert Craft

The CoopersLeaders in Waterfront EnterprisesIn 1905, Angus R. Cooper started a stevedoring business in Mobile. Today, Cooper/T. Smith Stevedoring Inc., located on Royal Street, has...

Mobile's Valentine's Night Massacre

First published in February 1991, Mobile BayA winter hard as the times had Mobile by the collar and a sliver of moon hung in a brilliant night sky...

Fab 40: Michael W. Figures and The Hearins

Michael W. FiguresSenator and Civil Rights LawyerThe flamboyant lawyer was a man of many firsts. In 1972 he was one of the first four blacks to graduate from the...

Fab 40: Hank Aaron and Jimmy Buffett

Hank AaronHomerun King and Member of Baseball’s Hall of FameHenry Louis “Hank” Aaron, widely considered one of the world’s greatest baseball players (in 1999, editors at The...

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