Historic Markers Across Alabama



Dr. Ruth J. Jackson 1898 - 1982



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Location: intersection of 5th Avenue North and 16th Street North, Birmingham, Alabama
County: Jefferson
Coordinates: N 33° 30.936    W 086° 48.816
  33.5156    -86.8136
Style: Carved Stone **
Waymark: None
 



Text:

center>Dedicated to
Dr. Ruth J. Jackson
1898-1982


This woman of strength and vision graduated from the Poro School of Cosmetology, the first black registered school in the State of Alabama. At the vanguard of the Civil Rights Movement, she was unwavering in her devotion to the Birmingham Community. She inspired both children and adults to complete their education. Members of the Southern Beauty Congress and the Alabama Association of Modern Beauticians, Organizations to which she rendered valuable service, are privileged to honor her by presenting this bust to the City of Birmingham.







End of Dr. Ruth J. Jackson 1898 - 1982