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PURPOSE & GOALS

The goals of the Mobile History Project are

to provide useful and relevant resources,

to build unity and inspire progress,

to strengthen civic identity and a shared commitment to the city's future

by increasing awareness of what makes Mobile unique

as well as what makes Mobile significant in the broader context

of American history. 

The Mobile History Project encourages an historical perspective

which embraces both triumphs and failures,

a more inclusive and document-based perspective

on Mobile's historical narrative, in order to enhance the

confidence and well-being of the entire community.

 

Realizing that no idea or event takes place in isolation, the purpose

is to illuminate people and events which have been traditionally overlooked or under-represented, to inspire empathy and understanding by recognizing the impact of social interaction and the connection between individual actions, community values and historical patterns.

By exploring not only what happened but why, the resources of the

Mobile History Project 

are intended to establish a more coherent link from the past to the present

and a clearer, more unified path to the future.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation

invites us to "share a place that helps tell a little-known or underrepresented piece of the American story."

MobileHistoryProject.com was created to serve this purpose, seeking to explore little-known pieces of the past so that, from this mosaic of diverse cultures and people, emerges a more authentic picture of the unique heritage we all share.

 

#TellTheFullStory

MOBILE Dialogue 

Believing citizens who KNOW MORE,

identify more closely with the community and its success,

informed citizens DO MORE,

both in the community and for the community, 

the goals of the Mobile Dialogue are

EXPANDING PUBLIC ACCESS 

INSPIRING ACTIVE CITIZENSHIP

In other words,

knowledge leads to engagement

and engagement leads to commitment

and when citizens are committed to the community,

they share a responsibility

for making it the best it can be,

now and in the future.