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Grambling in Lincoln Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Mr. Levis Jackson

 
 
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By Cajun Scrambler, May 14, 2020
1. Mr. Levis Jackson Marker
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Mr. Levis Jackson moved to Grambling, Louisiana in the early 1930s. He reached many milestones with the growing Town of Grambling and his contributions will long be felt. He was the first Police Chief after the incorporation of Grambling, a position he held for seventeen years. The Police Department was formally organized under Jackson's leadership. The town of Grambling benefited from Jackson's affiliations with numerous organizations which-helped elevate Grambling's statue within the state, regionally and locally. Most notable among his many affiliations was his appointment as the first African American member of the Governor's Criminal Justice Board. Other affiliations included the Sunrise Lodge #114, Magnolia State Peace Officers Association, Louisiana Association of Police, and the State Advisory Council to the Attorney General.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Law Enforcement.
 
Location. 32° 32.275′ N, 92° 42.822′ W. Marker is in Grambling, Louisiana, in Lincoln Parish. Marker can be reached from Legends Avenue
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By Cajun Scrambler, May 14, 2020
2. Mr. Levis Jackson Marker
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(State Highway 149) 0.3 miles south of Interstate 20, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Grambling LA 71245, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Henry Louis Dyer (here, next to this marker); Thomas Morehead (here, next to this marker); Siscro McCarty (here, next to this marker); Vernell J. Delafosse (here, next to this marker); Dr. Alice Brown Smith (here, next to this marker); Dr. Leon Whittaker (here, next to this marker); Dr. Earl Lester Cole (here, next to this marker); Arthur D. Smith, Sr. (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grambling.
 
More about this marker. Located in the Grambling Walk of Fame/Legends Square.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 20, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 31 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 20, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.
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