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Jackson, Pierre W. "Red"
Birth Year : 1928
Pierre Wallace Jackson, from Henderson, KY, is a 1949 graduate of Kentucky State College (now Kentucky State University [KSU]) and a 1975 inductee into the KSU Hall of Fame. During his junior year at the college, Jackson was a champion boxer, having won two lighter weight titles and the African American division heavyweight title at the The Herald-Leader's 1948 Golden Gloves Tournament. He was coached by Bob Carson. Jackson also received the Sportsman's Award during the tournament. In 1949, Jackson won the tournament's middleweight title. In addition to being a boxer, Jackson was an outstanding athlete who also played center on the KSU football team. For more see Pierre Jackson's photos in the John C. Wyatt Lexington Herald-Leader Photographs Collection 1936-1990. [The photos have not yet been added to the Kentucky Digital Library.] Additional information provided by B. Morelock at CESKAA.
Subjects: Athletes, Athletics, Boxers, Boxing
Geographic Region: Henderson, Henderson County, Kentucky / Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky