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The public is invited to a book talk by David Alsobrook, author of "Southside: Eufaula's Cotton Mill Village and its People, 1890-1945," on Tuesday, May 16 at 4 p.m. at Pebble Hill.

Southside relates the stories of the cotton mill workers and their families who lived and worked in Eufaula from the 1890s through 1945. Utilizing previously unpublished family records, oral histories and other primary sources, Alsobrook relates the stories of the lives of these ordinary mill families—their hopes, dreams, joys and tragedies.

David Alsobrook was born in Eufaula and grew up in Mobile. He received an MA from West Virginia University and a Ph.D. from Auburn University. His primary historical research interests are Southern politics, social life and race relations. Alsobrook served as an archivist at the Alabama Department of Archives and History, supervisory archivist at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and as the first director of the George H.W. Bush and William J. Clinton Presidential Libraries.

The event is free and open to the public and will be followed by refreshments. Books will be available for purchase and signing. The Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities at Pebble Hill is located at 101 S. Debardeleben St. 

For more information on the program, call 844-4903 or visit the website