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Travel Along the Dora Franklin Finley African American Heritage Trail

January 25, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

Dora Franklin Finley African American Heritage TrailDiscover the history and often unsung heroes of Mobile’s ethnically diverse past on the Dora Franklin Finley African-American Heritage Trail. The trail’s more than 40 points of interest reveal otherwise forgotten chapters of history and stories of unrelenting courage.

“You can’t know where you’re going until you know where you’ve been,” they say. Well, the Dora Franklin Finley African American Heritage Trail provides just such an opportunity. The trail is a window to the rich history of Mobile, AL.

Mobile is nothing if not culturally diverse – and it pretty much always has been that way. French, Spanish, British, Creole, Catholic, Greek, African and more. These groups and many others have played their part, with the end result that Mobile has been and remains a colorful and diverse community.

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Tour the Dora Franklin Finley African-American Heritage Trail

September 29, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Dora Franklin Finley African-American Heritage Trail

Explore and discover the history and contributions of Mobile’s African-American community on the Dora Franklin Finley African-American Heritage Trail.

More than 40 stops illustrate the long and varied history of the people and events that have impacted Mobile’s history. Stops include Hank Aaron’s playground, a slave market, the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, and Africatown.

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