Historic Markers Across Alabama

Dr. Thomas N. Harris

Marker ID: AAHT 15
Location: St Francis St, Mobile, AL
County: Mobile
Coordinates: N 30° 41.41    W 088° 2.993
  30.69016666    -88.04988333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


Dr. Thomas N. Harris

Dr. Harris, born April 6, 1868, in Montgomery, Alabama was one of the earliest black physicians to practice medicine in Mobile. He graduated in 1899 from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee with dual degrees in dentistry and medicine. To further his medical knowledge, he completed post graduate medical courses at Philadelphia Poly Clinic in Pennsylvania. On this site, he opened Mobile's first professionally staffed medical infirmary in 1905. The infirmary was dedicated to improving healthcare in the African-American community.

The African-American Heritage Trail of Mobile.

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