Throughout Black History Month, Alabama Power is recognizing African-Americans who have gone above and beyond to create, innovate and serve their communities. The Power of Leadership is spotlighting several visionary leaders.
It is known simply as “The Voice” in one South Alabama community.
In 1954, Frank and Lancie Thomas created this voice for the African-American community to tell their own story – the Mobile Beacon. The publication covered the civil rights movement throughout the South.
Today, the Mobile Beacon highlights the achievements and culture of the African-American community.
Producer Joseph Allen has a look at the community’s legendary newspaper, its founders and its tumultuous beginnings.