Historic Markers Across Alabama

Vernon Z. Crawford Law Firm

Marker ID: AAHT 39
Location: 1407 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave, Mobile, AL
County: Mobile
Coordinates: N 30° 42.073    W 088° 4.144
  30.70121666    -88.06906666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


Vernon Z. Crawford Law Firm

Vernon Crawford established the first African-American law firm in Mobile. He successfully argued the Birdie Mae Davis case that desegregated Mobile schools. He stood before the Supreme Court and won the landmark case of Bolden vs. the City of Mobile which change the city's structure to the current mayor-council form. Crawford was a legal champion who brought justice to Black Mobile.

Dora Franklin Finley African-American Heritage Trail.

End of Vernon Z. Crawford Law Firm