Historic Markers Across Tennessee



George Jackson



Marker ID: THC 4E 96
Location: Beale Street between 2nd and 3rd, Memphis, TN
County: Shelby
Coordinates:   
Waymark: None
 



Text:

In 1893, George Jackson established on Beale Street the Jackson Drug Store, also known as the New Era Pharmacy, the first drug store in Memphis to be owned and operated by a black person. Jackson received degrees from Oberlin College and the University of Michigan School of Pharmacy. He was a member of the faculty of the University of West Tennessee and a charter member of the Memphis Chapter, NAACP.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.