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Bellefonte in Centre County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

James A. “Billboard” Jackson

(1878-1960)

 
 
James A. "Billboard" Jackson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 9, 2015
1. James A. "Billboard" Jackson Marker
Inscription. A prominent African American journalist, as editor at Billboard magazine, Jackson promoted black theater during the 1920s Harlem Renaissance. He later fostered African American business activities for the US Dept. of Commerce. He was born and raised here.
 
Erected 2014 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 54.761′ N, 77° 46.575′ W. Marker is in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, in Centre County. Marker is on E High Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 207 E High Street, Bellefonte PA 16823, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Centre County Courthouse (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Centre County (about 500 feet away); Bellefonte (about 500 feet away); Andrew G. Curtin (about 600 feet away); Anna Wagner Keichline (about 700 feet away); The Mills Brothers (approx. 0.2 miles away); Union Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Montgomery Ward (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bellefonte.
 
Categories. African AmericansArts, Letters, Music
 
James A. "Billboard" Jackson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 9, 2015
2. James A. "Billboard" Jackson Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 29, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 149 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 29, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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