• By Carolyn Woods
  • Posted Monday, July 7, 2014

A Rare Titanic Family

Monday, July 28 at 3:00 pm in the Central Library Auditorium

As popular history goes, few stories are as dramatic and endlessly fascinating as the sinking of the RMS Titanic. Julie Hedgepeth Williams, a professor of journalism at Samford University, grew up hearing tales of the Titanic firsthand from her great-uncle, Albert Caldwell, who survived the tragic shipwreck in 1912, along with his wife Sylvia and infant son Alden.

The Caldwells' experiences aboard the ill-fated ocean liner were only one part of a bigger story. Dr. Williams' book A Rare Titanic Family: The Caldwells' Story of Survival follows all of the real-life plot twists of a family who survived their trip on the Titanic, but could never get out from under the shadow the ship cast over them.

Join us in the Central Library auditorium on July 28, 2014 at 3:00 pm for a fascinating one-woman show performed by Dr. Williams. She will tell the amazing story of her great-uncle’s family, assuming the voice of her great-aunt Sylvia Caldwell. Her books will be available for purchase and will be autographed upon request.

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