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Vernon Z. Crawford Law Firm

 
 
Vernon Z. Crawford Law Firm Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 10, 2017
1. Vernon Z. Crawford Law Firm Marker
Inscription. 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.
 
Erected 2017 by Dora Franklin Finley African-American Heritage Trail. (Marker Number 39.)
 
Location. 30° 42.073′ N, 88° 4.144′ W. Marker is in Mobile, Alabama, in Mobile County. Marker is at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue and Patton Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1407 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, Mobile AL 36603, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Christopher First Johnson House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dunbar/Central High School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dave Patton (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dr. James A. Franklin (approx. 0.4 miles away); Catholic Cemetery
Vernon Z. Crawford Law Firm building. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 10, 2017
2. Vernon Z. Crawford Law Firm building.
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Michael Donald (approx. 0.8 miles away); Caldwell Field (approx. 0.9 miles away); Caldwell School (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mobile.
 
Regarding Vernon Z. Crawford Law Firm. Vernon Zioncheck Crawford helped other African American Attorneys to become great lawyers and leaders in the community like A.J. Cooper, who served as the first African American mayor of Prichard; Michael Figures, who served in the Alabama State Senate and Cain Kennedy, a Mobile County circuit judge.
 
Also see . . .  The Mobile Wiki on Vernon Crawford. (Submitted on December 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. EducationNotable PersonsPolitics
 
View from marker looking west on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 10, 2017
3. View from marker looking west on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 11, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 48 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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