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Birmingham in Jefferson County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCivil RightsEducationWomen.
 
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. Located on the southwest corner of Kelly Ingram Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Birmingham AL 35203, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least
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
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 (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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Birmingham.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 6, 2018. It was originally submitted on February 1, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,799 times since then and 51 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.
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