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Dr. Ruth J. Jackson

1898 - 1982

 
 
Dr. Ruth J. Jackson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, March 10, 2008
1. Dr. Ruth J. Jackson Marker
Inscription.
Dedicated to
Dr. Ruth J. Jackson
1898-1982

This woman of strength and vision graduated from the Poro School of Cosmetology, the first black registered school in the State of Alabama. At the vanguard of the Civil Rights Movement, she was unwavering in her devotion to the Birmingham Community. She inspired both children and adults to complete their education. Members of the Southern Beauty Congress and the Alabama Association of Modern Beauticians, Organizations to which she rendered valuable service, are privileged to honor her by presenting this bust to the City of Birmingham.
 
Location. 33° 30.936′ N, 86° 48.816′ W. Marker is in Birmingham, Alabama, in Jefferson County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of 5th Avenue North and 16th Street North, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Located on the southwest corner of Kelly Ingram Park. Marker is in this post office area: Birmingham AL 35203, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Carrie A. Tuggle (here, next to this marker); Pauline Bray Fletcher (here, next to this marker); Julius Ellsberry (a few steps from this marker); Arthur D. Shores
Distinguished African-American Citizens Monuments in Kelly Ingram Park image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, March 10, 2008
2. Distinguished African-American Citizens Monuments in Kelly Ingram Park
(within shouting distance of this marker); Foot Soldier Tribute (within shouting distance of this marker); The Foot Soldiers (within shouting distance of this marker); Ground Zero (within shouting distance of this marker); The Children's Crusade (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Birmingham.
 
Categories. African AmericansCivil RightsEducationNotable Persons
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,508 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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