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Jackson, Reid E., Sr.

(born: 1908  -  died: 1991) 

Reid E. Jackson, Sr. was born in Paducah, KY, and raised in Louisville, KY. He was the son of Julia Reid and George Washington Jackson. Reid Jackson was a graduate of Central High SchoolWilberforce University (B.A.) and Ohio State University (M.A. & Ph.D.). He held a number of posts at a number of schools before becoming the administrative dean at Wilberforce University in 1949. He was secretary of the Southern Negro Conference for Equalization of Education Opportunities, 1944-1946; editor of the Sphinx, Alpha Phi Alpha, in 1945; and author of a number of articles, including "Educating Jacksonville's Tenth Child," Opportunity (July 1935). Jackson retired from Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD. He was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha. He was the father of Annette Dawson and Dr. Reid Jackson, II (1940-2001), and brother to Dr. Blyden Jackson. For more see Who's Who in Colored America, 1950; and "Reid Jackson, Sr., 83, was MSU professor," The Sun (Baltimore, MD).


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NKAA Entry: Louisville Central High School/Central High School Magnet Career Academy
NKAA Entry: Jackson, Blyden
NKAA Source: The Sphinx, official organ of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity (periodical)
NKAA Source: Opportunity : journal of Negro life (periodical)
NKAA Source: Who's who in colored America: an illustrated biographical directory of notable living persons of African descent in the United States (1950)
NKAA Source: The Sun (or Baltimore Sun) (newspaper)
NKAA Source: Kentucky Negro Educational Association journal (periodical)

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