Historic Markers Across Alabama

Dr. James A. Franklin

Marker ID: AAHT 16
Location: 355 North Ann St, Mobile, AL
County: Mobile
Coordinates: N 30° 41.852    W 088° 3.8825
  30.69753333    -88.06470833
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


Dr. James A. Franklin

This was the residence of Dr. Franklin, who served the medical needs of Mobile for fifty-three years. He never turned an indigent patient away. Franklin was the only African-American to graduate from the University of Michigan in 1911. He opened his home to black celebrities during the Jim Crow era and provided hospitality to notables such as Marion Anderson, Paul Roberson, and Jackie Robinson.

African-American Heritage Trail of Mobile.

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