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    • Paige, Satchel

    • n.d.
    • Satchel Paige, a Mobile native, had played in the Negro Leagues but entered Major League Baseball in 1948 with the Cleveland Indians. Born Leroy Robert Page in 1906 (some sources say 1905) in an area of Mobile, Alabama, called Down the Bay, Paige...
    • Boykin, Frank

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    • Frank Boykin (1885-1969) was Mobile's representative to the U.S. Congress from 1935 to 1969. Born in Choctaw County, Boykin was quite a colorful character. Wealthy through real estate investments, he was once tried as a bootlegger, prosecuted by...
    • McCrady, John

    • 1937
    • Artist John McCrady, who was born and reared in southern Mississippi and Louisiana, and who painted the acclaimed Portrait of a Negro, posed for this image in 1937. His terrier Pieter Breughel is also shown in the photograph. This image appeared in...
    • Reed, William A.

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    • William A. Reed (1847-1906), born in Nova Scotia, was a commercial photographer in Mobile, Alabama, from around 1875 until 1905. This photo was probably taken around 1900. His portrait negatives were later purchased by Erik Overbey, another...
    • Alba, Peter F.

    • n.d.
    • Peter F. Alba (1833-1915) was born in Pensacola, Florida. As a young man, he traveled to the west and fought Indian battles alongside Robert E. Lee. He once gave Robert E. Lee's daughter a horse. At different times in his life he was city sexton...
    • Benjamin, Regina

    • 1975
    • In this image, the 18th U.S. Surgeon General poses in her cap and gown for a high school graduation photograph. Regina Benjamin (b. 1956) was born in Mobile and holds both an M.D. and an M.B.A. Prior to being nominated by President Barack Obama for...
    • Purifoy, O. B.

    • 1973
    • Ossie B. Purifoy was born in Andalusia, Alabama, in 1914. At the time this image of him was taken he was employed with the Atlanta Life Insurance Company, a Mobile, Alabama-based, African-American firm. Purifoy was also very active with the local...
    • Palmer, Wilber F.

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    • Photographer Wilber F. Palmer was born in Mobile, Alabama, in 1919. His interest in photography led him, by the 1930s, to create a makeshift darkroom in his home. He established his first commercial studio after World War II and continued his...
    • LeFlore, John

    • n.d.
    • John LeFlore spent fifty years as a community leader and civil rights activist. He was born in Mobile, Alabama, in 1903, and began employment as a postal worker in 1922. He was deeply involved in the struggle for voting rights and desegregation,...

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