Mobile is the third most populous city in the Southern U.S. state of Alabama and is the county seat of Mobile County. According to the U.S. Census Bureau the population was 198,915.
The years after World War II brought about changes in Mobile's social structure and economy. Instead of shipbuilding being a primary economic force, the paper and chemical industries began to expand, and most of the old military bases were converted to civilian uses. Following the war, African Americans stepped up their efforts to achieve equal rights and social justice. Some residents of Mobile had considered the city to be tolerant and racially accommodating compared to other cities in the South, especially as the police force and Spring Hill College were integrated in the 1950s.
Buses and lunch counters were voluntarily desegregated by the early 1960s. Mobile's African-American citizens were not as content with the status quo as such residents believed. In 1963 three African-American students brought a case against the Mobile County School Board for being denied admission to Murphy High School. The court ordered that the three students be admitted to Murphy for the 1964 school year, leading to the desegregation of Mobile County's school system. The Civil Rights Movement led to the end of legal racial segregation with passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
The National African American Archives and Museum features the history of "Colored Carnival", African-American participation in Mobile's Mardi Gras; authentic artifacts from the era of slavery, and portraits and biographies of famous African Americans. The University of South Alabama Archives houses primary source material relating to the history of Mobile and southern Alabama, as well as the university's history.
Mobile's Carnival celebrations start as early as November with several balls, with the parades usually beginning after January 5. Carnival celebrations end promptly at the stroke of midnight on Mardi Gras, signaling the beginning of Ash Wednesday and the first day of Lent. In Mobile, locals use the term Mardi Gras as a shorthand to refer to the entire Carnival season, although it literally means Fat Tuesday in French, the day before Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent. The year 2002 saw Mobile's Tricentennial celebrated with parades that represented all of Mobile's mystic societies, both black and white.
The Mobile City Hospital and the United States Marine Hospital are both restored Greek Revival hospital buildings that predate the Civil War. The Washington Firehouse No. 5 is a Greek Revival fire station, built in 1851. The Hunter House is an example of the Italianate style and was built by a successful 19th century African American businesswoman.
Bishop State Community College, founded in 1927, is a historically African American community college. Bishop State has four campuses in Mobile and offers a wide array of associate degrees.
The city has hot, humid summers and mild, rainy winters. A 2007 study by WeatherBill, Inc. determined that Mobile is the wettest city in the contiguous 48 states, with 66.3 inches of average annual rainfall over a 30-year period. Mobile averages 120 days per year at least 0.01 inches of rain. Snow is rare in Mobile, with the last snowfall being on February 12, 2010.
WBHY 88.5 FM Mobile, AL Christian Contemporary
WBLX 92.9 FM Mobile, AL Hip Hop
WABB 97.5 FM Mobile, AL Top-40
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WOSM 103.1 FM Ocean Springs, MS Gospel Music
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Our goal with the 10th Annual Unity Walk 3-Day Community Event is to bridge the gaps between generations and cultures in different forms. We extend this invitation globally each year for people to help us transcend denominational, racial, and cultural barriers in order to reach out in the community with brotherly love.
This 3 day event is scheduled as follows: Day 1 Prayer Around The Fountain Day2: The actual Unity Walk (For those who can't walk, there will still be activities, live music, and free food all day) Day3: Unity Concert (Free food, live music,activities, and health screenings)
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Demographics of Mobile, Alabama
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BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL
African Queens Beauty Supply - 520 Houston Street - Mobile, AL 36606 (251) 476-4575
African Village - PO Box 7382 - Mobile, AL 36670 (251) 343-8138
Annie's Beauty Salon - 2565-B Government Boulevard - Mobile, AL (334) 476-0704
BeeHives Downtown UpScale Barbershop - 558 St Francis St - Mobile, AL (251) 694-1157
Braids Unlimited - 2328 Saint Stephens Road - Mobile, AL 36617 (251) 450-0639
Cuttin-Up Barbershop - 352 St Francis St. - Mobile, AL (251) 432-2001
Diversity Hair Studio - 880 Drive Mrtn L Kng Jr Avenue - Mobile, AL 36603 (251) 432-2880
Geometrix Hair Salon - 15 S. Conception Street - Mobile, AL (251) 432-2192
Greg's Professional Barber and Beauty Salon - 1917 Duval Street - Mobile, AL (334) 473-9575
Keisha's Hair Salon - 406 Hill Avenue - Mobile, AL 36610 (251) 457-5580
Locs of Soul - 352 St Francis St - Mobile, AL (240) 515-4388
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Paula's Hair Unlimited - 729 Lakeside Drive, West - Mobile, AL (334) 661-1747
Sally Beauty Supply - 5441 Highway 90 W - Mobile, AL 36619 (251) 666-3023
Sally Beauty Supply - 740 Schillinger Road South - Mobile, AL 36695 (251) 631-3099
Studio 17 Hair Designs - 2350 B Airport Blvd - Mobile, AL (251) 476-6300
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Top Notch Hair Designs - 650 Palm Street - Mobile, AL (251) 470-1464
ARTS / CRAFTS
Charles Smith Pottery -
1410 Melrose St. - Mobile, AL 36605 (251) 432-3705
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BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.
Alex Gavin Video - Category: Radio - Expand Your Radio Vision with Alex Gavin Video Webcasting
1556 Illinois Street, Mobile, AL (251) 285-0601 - (visit website)
Bishop State Community College - Category: Historically Black College - 351 North Broad Street, Mobile, AL 36603-5898 (251) 690-6416 - (visit website)
Black Classics (Books & Gifts) - Black Literature for children and adults. -
2206-D Airport Blvd., - Mobile, AL 36606 (334) 476-1060
Carter Anthony Consulting Co - Category: Legal & Financial Services - P O Box 9423, Mobile, AL 36691-0423 (334) 473-1545
Commonwealth National Bank - Category: Legal & Financial Services - P O Box B , Mobile, AL 36601-0520 (334) 476-5938
Coumanis & York - Category: Legal Aid - At Coumanis & York, our litigation law firm is committed to providing you with experienced legal aid for in the Daphne, Fairhope and Foley, AL areas. Contact us today.
1206 Dauphin St. Mobile, AL (251) 431-7272 - (visit website)
Faithful Cleaners of Mobile - Category: Cleaning Services - Non-Profit Organization...Cleaning the homes of cancer patients going through treatments at no cost to them. P O Box 66054, Mobile, AL (251) 623-4254 - (visit website)
First Choice Tax Service - Category: Tax Services - Tax Service P O Box 66054, Mobile, AL (251) 623-4254
Gemini Studioz - Category: Fitness - FITNESS can be FUN for the WHOLE Family!!
Gemini Studioz offers cheer, dance, and tumbling classes for our younger Gems. For our adult ladies, Gemini Studioz offers Pole Fitness, Zumba, Barre, Body Sculpting, Swing Out/Line Dancing classes. Gemini Studioz hosts birthday parties for both children and adults. In addition to birthday parties, Gemini Studioz hosts bachelorette parties and ladies night out celebrations.
3240 Dauphin Street, Mobile, Alabama (251) 287-2104 - (visit website)
Gulf Federal Bank Inc - Category: Legal & Financial Services - 901 Springhill Ave., Mobile, AL 36604-2711 (334) 433-2671
Inner City News - Category: African American Newspaper - Post Office Box 1545, Mobile, AL, 36633-1545 (205) 473-2767
Mobile Beacon - Category: African American Newspaper - 2311 Costarides Street, Post Office Box 1407, Mobile, AL, 36633 (205) 479-0629
North Side Check Exchange Inc - Category: Legal & Financial Services - 2102 Saint Stephens Rd., Mobile, AL 36617-3727 (334) 471-5280
Wally Plumbing Company - Category: Plumbling Services - Mobile, Alabama is the home of Walley Plumbing Company LLC, where we provide a complete range of plumbing solutions for residential and commercial clients. - 2195 Turtle Creek Lane E (251) 554-9221 Mobile, AL - (visit website)
DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD
Dreamland Bar-b-que - Category: Soul Food - Known for bbq ribs. - 3314 Old Shell Road, Mobile, AL 36607 (251) 479 9898
Faye's Soul Food Dinner - 1453 Saint Stephens Rd, Mobile, AL 36603 (251) 433-8182
K J's Soul Food - Mobile, AL 36610 (251) 456-5056
Mama’s on Dauphin - 220 Dauphin St., Mobile, AL 36602 (251) 432-6262
Saucy Q Bar B Q - Category: Soul Food - Meat so tender it falls of the bone. - 1252 Government St., Mobile, AL (251) 433-7427
Soul Food Spot - Mobile, AL 36610 (251) 457-5352
CITY VIDEO CONNECTION
John L. LeFlore Mighty Marching Rattlers 2009-2010 "Mardi Gras/Boom-Boom" Pt.II. "Orange & Green Rattlers; GET SOME!"
Believers LIFE Ministries - Mission:
Empowering Gods People to Live Empowered Lives. We strive to provide biblically based teaching for holistic living to the whole person spiritually, mentally and physically. P.O. Box 1161 - Mobile, Alabama (251) 281-8087
Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church - 714 Savannah Street - Mobile, AL 36603 (251) 438-2341 - (visit website)
Big Zion A M E Zion Church - 112 S Bayou St, Mobile, Alabama 36602 (251) 433-8431 - (visit website)
Emanuel AME Church - 656 Saint Michael Street - Mobile, AL
New Beginnings Church - 726 Elba Ave - Mobile, AL 36601 (251) 457-5323
State Street AME Zion Church - 502 State St
Mobile, Alabama 36603 (251) 432-3965 - (visit website)
St Paul AME Church - 1255 Montrose St, Mobile, AL 36605 (251) 432-5207
St Stephens A M E Church - 2707 Josephine St, Mobile, Alabama 36607 (251) 479-3053 - (visit website)
Comedy Zone - Comedy Club 301 Government Street, Mobile, AL 36602-2608 (251) 432-0062
Double Olive - NightClub, Pub, Bars 2033 Airport Blvd, Ste A, Mobile, AL 36606
(251) 450-5001 - (reviews)
Hayley's - This friendly local bar welcomes everyone, never a cover charge. 278 Dauphin Street - Mobile, AL 36602 (251) 433-4970
Legends - Jazz Band, Open Mic, Night Poetry, Comedy 2301 Dauphin Island Pky, Mobile, AL 36605 (251) 607-6455 - (reviews)
The Admiral’s Corner - Whether you're stopping by for lunch or coming to listen to live Jazz music on Friday nights, you will be sure to love this lounge! 251 Government Street
Mobile, AL 36602 (251) 432-8
Torpedo Bay Rollergirls, Inc - Category: Roller Derby - Torpedo Bay Rollergirls is a member owned and opereated amateur female flat track roller derby leauge. The members of TBRG, are dedicated to providing a positive sports team and athelectic platform for women to participate in bouts (games/competitions) to raise funds to donate to local charities and to fund our operating expenses. I, Nyree Campbell am the ONLY black female member of the team and the President. - PO Box 50201 Mobile, AL 36605 (251) 490-6474
Annual BAYFEST Music Festival - Downtown Mobile Alabama (Oct)
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Festival guest will make merry on the streets of downtown Mobile, Alabama for three days and nights to the strains of over 125 live musical acts.
Annual Mobile Alabama Black Rodeo - Mobile Alabama Civic Center Arena (Oct)
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Cowboys ride wildly wrenching bulls, wrestles steers to the dirt with headlocks and cowgirls guide their horses tightly around barrels.
A Louisiana Cajun Party right here in Mobile. Fresh, Huge Bayou Crawfish cooked live at the festival served with Cajun favorites like Étouffée, Corn, potatoes, sausage on a stick. 6p Ladd Peebles Stadium 1621 Virginia St., Mobile, AL, 36604 Price: free admission (251) 348-8117
Natural hair and Wellness Expo - (240) 515-4388 - Location: 600 W. I -65 Service Rd. Mobile, Al. 36608 (June) - (visit website)
An event that allows natural hair care and wellness to merge for a full body experience.
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