FOX10 News Black History Moments celebrates Dr. James Alexander Franklin.

A practicing physician in the segregated deep south, Franklin started a successful medical practice in Africatown in the early 1900s. 

Dr. Franklin's home became a safe haven for famous black Americans traveling in the south.

Learn more about black history contributions at

You can also, visit the Dora Franklin Finley African-American Heritage Trails. The trails' primary objective is to share Mobile's multicultural legacy.

 "You can't know where you're going until you know where you've been," was the motto of the trail founder, Dora Franklin Finley. Information can be found at and on the organization's Facebook page,

To book a tour, please call (251) 725-2236. 

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