Historic Markers Across Alabama



Dr. H. Roger Williams Drug Stores



Marker ID: AAHT 32
Location:
County: Mobile
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Waymark: None
 



Text:

Dr. H. Roger Williams
(1869-1929)


Dr. Williams opened one of the early African-American drugstores- Live and Let Live on this site in 1901. Born on a sugar plantation in Louisiana, he graduated from Meharry Medical School in 1900 and was the second black physician to practice medicine in Mobile. He served as president of numerous medical and civic associations including the General Chairman of the Mobile Emancipation Association. He was a published writer and poet.

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