Below is the original floor plan of Wilkie Clark's funeral home. As you can see, it was just a small bungalow style, wood framed structure. It remained this way, for all of the first 20 years that Clark worked here. We often wondered why he was never able to expand or add to the structure.
But we came to the conclusion, that he was ALWAYS so submerged in helping the black people in the community, either through his Civil Rights work, or in other ways, that he just never managed to have the time to do it. He prioritized helping others over everything else.
As far as his Civil Rights work, the NAACP kept him very busy. Issues were ALWAYS coming up in which black citizens were being adversely affected, and in most cases, Wilkie Clark NEVER refused to get involved.
This little building was CONSTANTLY bustling with activity. It truly became the "EPICENTER" of black movement in East Alabama.