Montgomery in Montgomery County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
South Jackson Street / Victor Hugo Tulane
South Jackson Street
Long a home to African-American professionals, politicians, and businessmen, South Jackson Street is in the heart of Centennial Hill, a neighborhood which developed in the 1870s. One block north at No. 309 is the house where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. lived during the Bus Boycott; No. 341 was the home of John W. Jones, Lowndes County senator in the Reconstruction legislature. Building on NE corner is former Ben Moore Hotel, site of many Civil Rights meetings and activities. Alabama State University at south end of street.
Victor Hugo Tulane
Almost penniless, Tulane came from Elmore County in 1880s, opening a grocery store on SE corner of High and Ripley in 1905 (National Register of Historic Places). While living at 430 South Union, he was cashier at the African-American-owned Penny Savings Bank, as well as a druggist. Served as Chairman of the Board of Old Ship AME Zion Church, member of Board of Trustees of Tuskegee Institute and of Swayne School, and first African-American honorary member of the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce.
Erected 1992 by Alabama Historical Association.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the African Methodist Episcopal Zion (AME Zion) Church ⛪, and the Historically Black Colleges and Universities 🎓 series lists.
Location. 32° 22.332′ N, 86° 17.783′ W. Marker is in Montgomery, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of South Jackson Street and High Street, on the right when traveling south on South Jackson Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: South Jackson Street, Montgomery AL 36104, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Harris House (within shouting distance of this marker); Minister's Home / Dr. Martin Luther King (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Hon. Rufus A. Lewis (about 300 feet away); Aurelia Eliscera Shines Browder (about 600 feet away); Georgia Gilmore (about 700 feet away); Centennial Hill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Charles Oscar Harris Family Home (approx. Swayne College / Booker T. Washington School (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montgomery.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 19, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 560 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 19, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.