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Richmond, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Giles Beecher Jackson

ca. 1852-1924

 
 
Giles Beecher Jackson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 30, 2013
1. Giles Beecher Jackson Marker
Inscription. The first African American to practice law before the Supreme Court of Virginia, Jackson lived and worked in Jackson Ward. Although local tradition holds that Jackson Ward was named for him, in fact, the wardís name first appeared during his childhood. In 1903 Jackson secured a charter from the Commonwealth of Virginia for the Negro Development and Exposition Company to facilitate the Negro Exhibit at the Jamestown Ter-Centennial Exposition in 1907. He helped organize the Southern Negro Business League as well as the Richmond Negro Exposition of 1915. Jackson also co-authored The Industrial History of the Negro Race in Virginia.
 
Erected 2007 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number SA-76.)
 
Location. 37° 32.78′ N, 77° 26.3′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of North 2nd Street and East Clay Street, on the right when traveling north on North 2nd Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 501 N 2nd St, Richmond VA 23219, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jackson Ward (within shouting distance of this marker); Millerís and Eggleston Hotels (about 400 feet away, measured
N 2nd St & E Clay St image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 30, 2013
2. N 2nd St & E Clay St
in a direct line); John Mitchell, Jr., "Fighting Editor" (about 500 feet away); Alfred D. “A.D.” Price (about 500 feet away); Quality Row (about 500 feet away); A Legacy on Leigh Street (about 500 feet away); Maggie Walker (about 600 feet away); First Trolley Car System in Richmond (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
Categories. African AmericansIndustry & Commerce
 
501 N 2nd Street image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 30, 2013
3. 501 N 2nd Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 31, 2013, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 304 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 31, 2013, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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