Birmingham in Jefferson County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Dr. Ruth J. Jackson
1898 - 1982
Dr. Ruth J. Jackson
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. Touch 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 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Birmingham.
Categories. • African Americans • Civil Rights • Education • Women •
Credits. This page was last revised on May 6, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 1, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,657 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 1, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.