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Mobile in Mobile County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Dr. James A. Franklin

(1886-1972)

 
 
Dr. James A. Franklin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 10, 2017
1. Dr. James A. Franklin Marker
Inscription. This was the residence of Dr. Franklin, who served the medical needs of Mobile for fifty-three years. He never turned an indigent patient away. Franklin was the only African-American to graduate from the University of Michigan in 1911. He opened his home to black celebrities during the Jim Crow era and provided hospitality to notables such as Marion Anderson, Paul Roberson, and Jackie Robinson.
 
Erected by the African-American Heritage Trail of Mobile. (Marker Number 16.)
 
Location. 30° 41.852′ N, 88° 3.882′ W. Marker is in Mobile, Alabama, in Mobile County. Marker is on North Ann Street north of Basil Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 355 North Ann Street, Mobile AL 36603, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dave Patton (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dunbar/Central High School (approx. mile away); Christopher First Johnson House (approx. mile away); Vernon Z. Crawford Law Firm (approx. 0.4 miles away); Michael Donald (approx. half a mile away); Caldwell School
Dr. James A. Franklin's house. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 10, 2017
2. Dr. James A. Franklin's house.
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Caldwell Field (approx. 0.6 miles away); Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mobile.
 
Also see . . .  Dr. James A. Franklin - An AT&T Alabama African American History Calendar Honoree. (Submitted on December 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. African AmericansArts, Letters, MusicScience & Medicine
 
View of marker looking north on Ann Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 10, 2017
3. View of marker looking north on Ann Street.
 
 
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 77 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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