Category: Access


Movies That Began To Talk,

The Jazz Singer (1927) is said to have brought down the curtain on silent movies. Sound shorts were made before The Jazz Singer, but few theaters were set up for them, and it was Al Jolson’s hit feature that first pushed exhibitors hard to install sound.


Treason, Black and White by The Alabamian


The night of May 13, 1862, some Confederate officers did not pay sufficient attention to a well loaded gun ship, the C.S.S. Planter. Very early the next morning, Robert Smalls and his accomplices seized the Planter loaded ammunition and weapons, and slipped past Confederate checkpoints out of Charleston Harbor and into the Union ships blockading the city.