From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Jackson, Thompson

(born: 1882) 

Jackson was born in Henderson, KY April 1, 1882, the son of Lizzy Jackson. He organized the Good Citizenship League in Mansfield, OH in 1924, the Y-Indus Club in 1926, and the Boy Scout Troop. Jackson served as president of the Republican Club for Colored Voters, was a delegate to the National Republican Convention in 1924, organized the Good Citizen League, and was president of the Mansfield NAACP.  While living in Mansfield, he was a state liquor inspector and worked at Westinghouse. He later moved to Los Angeles, CA. He died on 12/3/1965.

For more see Who's Who in Colored America, 1928-29 and 1950, and Jayson Schlechty, Thompson Jackson and Mansfield's first African-American Scout Troop at The Sherman Room at MRCPL's website.

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“Jackson, Thompson,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed May 24, 2024, https://nkaa.uky.edu/nkaa/index.php/items/show/302.

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