Baltimore, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Lillie Carroll Jackson Museum
President of Baltimore's NAACP chapter from 1935-69, Mrs. Jackson expanded it into the largest chapter in the nation by 1946. Under her leadership, and with the helf of the NAACP's Legal Redress Committee, the chapter desegregated the city's private and public facilities, worked for equal employment opportunities, secured the election of blacks to public office, and removed Jim Crow laws. The organization also equalized teachers' salaries throughout the state and, in a series of cased from 1935-50, opened the University of Maryland to blacks.
Mrs. Jackson believed in the powers of the church, school, and home to shape character. She desired ultimately to join blacks and white in a single, unified community; for, as she said, "You can't have freedom and equality without brotherhood, and you can't have brotherhood without freedom and equality." Lillie May Carroll Jackson died on July 5, 1975.
An NAACP delegation led by Dr. Lillie Carroll Jackson and W.A.C.
Erected by the City of Baltimore, Lillie Carroll Jackson Museum, sponsor and William Donald Schaefer, mayor.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Maryland, Baltimore City historical markers marker series.
Location. 39° 18.261′ N, 76° 37.619′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is on Eutaw Place, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1320 Eutaw Place, Baltimore MD 21217, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sidney Lanier (within shouting distance of this marker); Howard A. Kelly, M.D. (within shouting distance of this marker); Daniel Coit Gilman (within shouting distance of this marker); The Md. Prince Hall Masons (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Francis Scott Key (about 300 feet away); William Stewart Halsted, M.D. (about 400 feet away); Woodrow Wilson (about 400 feet away); William Sydney Thayer, M.D. (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Baltimore.
Categories. • 20th Century • African Americans • Civil Rights •
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