Historic Markers Across Alabama



Finley's Drug Stores



Marker ID: AAHT 20
Location: intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Ave and Tunstall St, Mobile, AL
County: Mobile
Coordinates: N 30° 41.718    W 088° 3.0975
  30.6953    -88.051625
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



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Finley's Drug Stores


John L. Finley Jr. opened Finley's Pharmacy #1 in 1950. John and his brother, James, established Finley's #2 in 1959, which was later sold to Benjamin F. Jackson, Sr.
James H. Finley. Sr. eventually opened six stores, launching the first black chain of drugstores in Alabama. Finley's #3 stood on this site. James was vice president of the Neighborhood Organized Workers that helped end a segregated Mobile.


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