Davis Avenue Pool Hall, 1939

A group of men pose inside Jim’s Billiards on Davis Avenue in Mobile, 1939. Davis Avenue, ironically named for the one-time president of the Confederacy, Jefferson Davis, was a well-known thoroughfare in the heart of Mobile’s black community. In 1986, the street was renamed Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue.

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Photo courtesy of Wilma B. Dixie, The Doy Leale McCall Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
University of South Alabama  |
 Colorization by Dynamichrome Limited


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