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The HistoryMakers Video Oral History With the Honorable Dorothy Jackson

Stearns, Scott; HistoryMakers (Video Oral History Collection)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Civic leader and city official Dorothy Jackson was born in Akron, Ohio on November 9, 1933. She attended Akron's Robinson Elementary School and East High where she graduated in 1951. After high school, Jackson worked in a local grocery store and attended night classes. Forced to quit her job and drop out of classes when her mother became ill, she spent the subsequent four years caring for her mother who died in 1952. She also cared for her brother who died in 1956. Following the death of her father in 1957, Jackson worked as a secretary for Goodwill Industries where she rose to become assistant public relations director. In 1968, she joined the Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority. In 1984, Jackson became deputy mayor for the city of Akron. Jackson was the recipient of many awards and honors, including the United Way Distinguished Service Award and the Bert A. Polsky Humanitarian Award.
Performers
Larry Crowe, interviewer.
Release Date
2016
Run Time
117 min.
Language
English
Variant Title
History Makers video oral history with The Honorable Dorothy Jackson
The Honorable Dorothy Jackson
Credits
Videographer, Scott Stearns.
Published
Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Recording Info
Recorded Akron, Ohio 2002 August 1.
Description
1 online resource (4 video files (1 hr., 56 min., 34 sec.)) : sound, color
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