“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Vicksburg in Warren County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)

Alpha Kappa Alpha National Presidents

Alpha Kappa Alpha National Presidents Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 2, 2016
1. Alpha Kappa Alpha National Presidents Marker
Inscription. Both former residents of Vicksburg, B. Beatrix Scott and Ida L. Jackson served as the fifth and eighth national presidents of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, 1925-1927 and 1933-1936, respectively. During her presidency, Scott helped establish educational scholarships for African American women through the Vocational Guidance Project, while Jackson focused on providing health care to poor women and children. The Mississippi Health Project provided a mobile health clinic in the Mississippi Delta from 1935 to 1942.
Erected 2015 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
Location. 32° 20.097′ N, 90° 53.159′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is on Bowmar Avenue east of Washington Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located across from Travelers Rest Baptist Church. Marker is in this post office area: Vicksburg MS 39180, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. U.S. Marine Hospital (approx. 0.3 miles away); Marcus Bottom (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lum Home (approx. 0.4 miles away); Frank Crump, Jr. (approx. 0.9 miles away); Willie Dixon (approx. 0.9 miles away); Balfour House (approx. one mile away); Debate and Decision (approx. one mile away); Pemberton Headquarters (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg.
Categories. African AmericansFraternal or Sororal Organizations
Credits. This page was last revised on August 22, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 21, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 146 times since then and 23 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on August 21, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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