J.C. Fairley was a businessman, civil rights leader, and community advocate. He was very active in the Freedom Summer events of 1964. He was the owner of Fairley’s Radio and TV Repairs on Historic Mobile Street.
Annie Bell Howze was an entrepreneur, business owner and real estate investor. She owned and operated a grocery store on the corner of 9ᵗʰ and Whitney in addition to managing fifteen rental homes.