Emmanuel “Earl” Williams was a lifelong business owner who earned a living as a licensed barber. He spent more than five decades on Historic Mobile Street serving the community.
George Jackson was a skilled mechanic and business owner. His Eastside Body Shop was a key business in the African American community. In addition, he owned Eastside Coffee Shop, a full-service restaurant.
Verlon Bourn was a successful businessman who owned the Love Building which housed several businesses. This unique business location housed his liquor store and insurance company and an entertainment space as well as other businesses.