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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 walking distance of this marker. U.S. Marine Hospital (approx. 0.3 miles away); Speed Town (approx. 0.3 miles away); Magnolia High School
View of Alpha Kappa Alpha National Presidents Marker towards Travelers Rest Baptist Church. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 24, 2017
2. View of Alpha Kappa Alpha National Presidents Marker towards Travelers Rest Baptist Church.
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Marcus Bottom (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lum Home (approx. 0.4 miles away); Apple Orchard (approx. half a mile away); Blue Roof (approx. 0.6 miles away); Vicksburg Garden Club (approx. 0.6 miles 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 October 25, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 21, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 184 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 21, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.   2. submitted on October 24, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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