Bob Carl was born in Leighton in 1935. He was the first black policeman hired in Huntsville, and became the first black Chief of Police in Triana, Alabama. Bailey owned several record stores, a pool hall in Leighton, and a barber shop.
In 1972, Bob Carl bought WZZA radio and began broadcasting in the Shoals area. He was the first president of the Shoals Area Business Association and was appointed by former governor Fob James to head up the Alabama Small Business Advisory Committee. A true leader in the Shoals community, Bob Carl passed away in 2001. This collection features items related to this inspiring man.