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Crawford's Barber Shop

Bart Carter barbering Walter Glaze and Ed Crawford barbering ? at Crawford's Barber Shop, located between 12th and 13th Streets on Avenue M, 1940. Crawford's Barber Shop was established by Ed Crawford around 1930 and operated for twenty-one years until 1951. Crawford, interviewed in the early 1940s, related that he had been in the barber business for 41 years and received his training from his father, Bob Crawford, who in turn was trained by Joe Mettawer (1837-1915), a free black who had come to Huntsville in the years before the Civil War, and was a leader in Huntsville's African American community for many years.