An Update from Prof. Dr. Christian Führer, Duale Hochschule Baden-WürttembergPosted: April 7, 2019
There will soon be a “Mabel-Grammer-Ring” on the former Sullivan Barracks. The major thoroughfare through the installation (soon a new suburb) will be named after the very WII soldier after whom the barracks had been named in the first place.
After I had started the initiative to name a street after Mabel Grammer,
the City of Mannheim, represented by the municipal archives – asked
me for similarly important German-American personalities, and I
suggested a local blues, swing and jazz icon (Joy Fleming) and Jean
Moore Fasse who ran a Service Club in town for several years.
All three suggestions were approved by the City Council, so Mabel Grammer returns to Mannheim; and this time, for eternity.
When the municipal archives moved to a new location right
across the Neckar River a while ago, Director Prof Dr Ulrich Nieß had a
great idea: He suggested adorning the scaffolding around the archives’
new home with the eyes of prominent Mannheimers. Among them: Mabel
Grammer. Here’s a report about the art project:
You will easily recognize Mabel Grammer’s eyes, taken from the very
photo I had used in my book. She is joined by German soccer legend Sepp
Herberger, Berta Benz (wife of Carl Benz, the inventor of the automobile
who was the first person to actually drive a car) and others.
Mabel Grammer’s story is documented in the following movie: