Elba, Ala. (WDHN)—”Mulberry Heights” in Elba is one of the “oldest” African-American communities in the state of Alabama,
and residents there are looking to bring “new life” to that historic section of the city.
The “Mulberry Community Outreach” members held a “free” outdoor bar-b-que and kid’s day in advance of the new school year.
Back during the years of segregation, Elba’s black schools were located here. District one Councilman Jonathan Lockett,
who represents this section hopes to instill community pride and bring more “businesses” to Mulberry Heights.
Councilman Lockett added he plans to hold community clean-ups’, and other public gatherings in Mulberry Heights
throughout the year.