Historic Markers Across Alabama



Andrew N. Johnson



Marker ID: AAHT 1
Location: 500 Dauphin Street, Mobile, AL
County: Mobile
Coordinates: N 30° 41.383    W 088° 2.886
  30.68971666    -88.0481
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



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Andrew N. Johnson


Andrew N. Johnson, born 1865 in Marion, Alabama, graduated from Talladega College in 1886, and taught in rural Alabama. On this site in 1894, he established the Mobile Weekly Press, a voice for African-Americans, "A.N.", a powerful member of the Republican Party, attended many national conventions. In 1896, he established Mobile's first Black owned funeral home, the forerunner of Johnson and Allen Mortuary. By 1901, he opened People's Drug Store and hired a managing pharmacist. "A.N." was a major contributor to turn of the century politics and business in Mobile.

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