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National African-American Archives and Museum

 
 
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Photographed By Mark Hilton, December 10, 2017
1. National African-American Archives and Museum Marker
Inscription.  George B. Rogers, a prominent architect, designed this smaller replica of the main library in 1931. It is a classically inspired white structure with linear lines. It was the only library for blacks until desegregation in the mid-1960s. Today it is the African-American archive and museum.
 
Erected by the African-American Heritage Trail of Mobile. (Marker Number 30.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansArchitectureArts, Letters, MusicNotable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Dora Franklin Finley African-American Heritage Trail of Mobile series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1931.
 
Location. 30° 41.709′ N, 88° 3.07′ W. Marker is in Mobile, Alabama, in Mobile County. Marker is on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue west of North Lawrence Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 564 Martin Luther King Jr Avenue, Mobile AL 36603, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Finley's Drug Stores (within shouting distance of this marker);
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Stone Street Baptist Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Johnson and Allen Mortuary (about 500 feet away); The Knights of Peter Claver Monument (about 600 feet away); Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church (about 700 feet away); Christian Benevolent Funeral Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); Caldwell Field (approx. ¼ mile away); St. Louis Street Missionary Baptist Church (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mobile.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the National African-American Archives and Museum. (Submitted on December 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
The National African-American Archives and Museum. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, December 10, 2017
2. The National African-American Archives and Museum.
See the Mobile Ben May Main Library that this museum is a replica of.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 11, 2017. It was originally submitted on December 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 448 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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