Gessner T. McCorvey

Long-time Mobile resident Gessner T. McCorvey (1882-1965) was a prominent attorney and served as chair of the state Democratic Executive Committee. In 1948, McCorvey was a leader in establishing the southern Dixiecrat movement, which arose in response to the national Democratic Party's support for civil rights.

Courtesy of the Doy Leale McCall Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of South Alabama, Erik Overbey Collection