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

Jackman, Catherine

(born: 1902) 

Catherine Jackman, born in Kentucky, was one of the first African American women to graduate from Centre College in Danville, KY. She was a school teacher in the Danville Public Schools, and was a member of the Kentucky Negro Educational Association as early as 1928 and 1929. She later became a seamstress in the Rainbow Cleaners. Her husband, John Jackman was a bricklayer. The family lived in Colored Town, an African American community on the edge of Danville. In the late 1920s, the family lived on Lebanon Pike, and in 1930 their address was on Cowan Street, according to the U.S. Federal Census. Catherine Jackman's job at the cleaners would lead to her raising her employer's daughter, the girl's name was Mildred House. For more see the preface of Environmental Justice: creating equality, reclaiming democracy, by K. S. Shrader-Frechette.

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