Humble barber teaches valuable skills, shares love and friendship


Isaac White, Sr.

ISAAC WHITE, SR. WAS BORN TO SHARECROPPERS in Wilkerson County, Mississippi, in 1919. When he arrived in Mobile, Alabama in 1942, he didn’t realize he would become a pillar in the community, but that is exactly what happened. In 1960, he opened White’s Barber College and for the next six decades, he taught, mentored, and served as a role model to hundreds of students. When a student completes the program at the college’s red brick building on the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, they leave with a valuable skill, invaluable life lessons, and no student debt.


For eight years, AT&T has produced the African American History Calendar to honor individuals who have excelled in various occupations, spearheaded civic and social movements, and dedicated their time and resources to improve the quality of life in our communities.

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