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Memphis in Shelby County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

George Jackson

 
 
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By Darren Jefferson Clay, July 8, 2020
1. George Jackson
Inscription.  In 1893, George Jackson established on Beale Street the Jackson Drug Store, also known as the New Era Pharmacy, the first drug store in Memphis to be owned and operated by a black person. Jackson received degrees from Oberlin College and the University of Michigan School of Pharmacy. He was a member of the faculty of the University of West Tennessee and a charter member of the Memphis Chapter, NAACP.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4E 96.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: African Americans. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 35° 8.361′ N, 90° 3.025′ W. Marker is in Memphis, Tennessee, in Shelby County. Marker is on Beale Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 323 Beale Street, Memphis TN 38103, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Nat D. Williams (a few steps from this marker); Rufus Thomas, Jr. (a few steps from this marker); The Gillis Brothers
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(a few steps from this marker); Pee Wee Saloon (within shouting distance of this marker); Chop Suey Café / Chinese Merchants on Beale Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Ida B. Wells (within shouting distance of this marker); Beale Street Historic District (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Memphis Home of W.C. Handy (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Memphis.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 17, 2020, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. This page has been viewed 40 times since then and 4 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on December 17, 2020, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
 
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Mar. 6, 2021