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Near Merrifield in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Luther P. Jackson High School

 
 
Luther P. Jackson High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, March 18, 2006
1. Luther P. Jackson High School Marker
Inscription. Luther P. Jackson High School, opened in 1954, was the first and only high school in Fairfax County created to serve the African-American community. The school was named after Luther Porter Jackson, a prominent historian, educator and founder of the Negro Voters League of Virginia, who chaired the History Department at Virginia State College in Petersburg, Virginia. The school a remained racially segregated public school until 1965 when it became a racially integrated school for grades seven and eight.
 
Erected 2004 by Fairfax County History Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia, Fairfax County History Commission marker series.
 
Location. 38° 52.136′ N, 77° 13.674′ W. Marker is near Merrifield, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker is on Gallows Road (County Route 650) north of Arlington Boulevard (U.S. 50). Touch for map. Marker is in front of the school, in the parking lot. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3020 Gallows Road, Falls Church VA 22042, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Pines (approx. one mile away); Camp Russell A. Alger
Luther P. Jackson High School and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, March 18, 2006
2. Luther P. Jackson High School and Marker
(approx. 1.4 miles away); Camp Alger (approx. 1.6 miles away); Tracks into History (approx. 1.6 miles away); Dunn Loring Station (approx. 1.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Luther Jackson School History. From the school's website. (Submitted on March 18, 2006.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansEducation
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 18, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 3,612 times since then and 85 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 18, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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