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University of Mobile History Prof Dr. Lonnie Burnett Interviewed for ‘C-SPAN Cities Tour’

University of Mobile history professor Dr. Lonnie Burnett will be featured in an upcoming C-SPAN special highlighting the city of Mobile.

Burnett was interviewed at the History Museum of Mobile on April 21 for C-SPAN’s “Mobile Weekend.” The program is set to air Saturday, May 17 and Sunday, May 18 on C-SPAN2 and C-SPAN3. The show will also be online at

It is part of the “C-SPAN Cities Tour” that gives an in-depth look at cities across America. Burnett was among several local authors interviewed whose works explore the history of the region.

The author of “Henry Hotze, Confederate Propagandist” said he is honored to be included in the project.

“The series will expose a national audience to the rich history of Mobile,” said Burnett, also assistant vice president for planning and evaluation at the Christian university.

Burnett, whose passion for history and ability to bring it to life make his classes popular with UMobile students, said Hotze was an important figure with a unique life story that tied into Mobile’s history.

“Henry Hotze was important as the leading propaganda agent in the Confederate government. He left us wonderful firsthand accounts of life in the Confederate army. His editorial writings demonstrate how slavery and race were crucial components of 19th century social, economic and political thought,” Burnett said.

About the University of Mobile:
The University of Mobile is a Christian university located in Mobile, Ala., on an 880-acre campus near Gulf Coast beaches. More than 1,600 students are enrolled in more than 40 undergraduate and graduate programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, School of Christian Ministries, School of Education, School of Nursing, School of Worship Leadership, Center for Performing Arts/School of Music and Center for Adult Programs.

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