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Jackson, Luther Porter

(born: 1892  -  died: 1950) 

Born in Lexington, KY, Luther P. Jackson was full professor and head of the history department at Virginia State College [now Virginia State University] beginning in 1922. He founded the Virginia Negroes League to encourage African Americans to vote, and he spoke out in his writings for racial equality. He delivered a paper on Virginia and the Civil Rights Program during the annual meeting of the Virginia Social Science Association in 1949. He authored a number of books, including The Virginia Free Negro Farmer and Property Owner, 1830-1860 (1939). He was also on the editorial staff of the Journal of Negro History and the Negro History Bulletin. For more see Who's Who in Colored America, 1950, the Luther P. Jackson Black Culture Center at the University of Virginia website, and the Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History, 2nd. ed., edited by C. Palmer, vol. 3, p. 1142.

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Cited in this Entry

NKAA Source: The Virginia free Negro farmer and property owner, 1830-1860
NKAA Source: The Journal of Negro history (periodical)
NKAA Source: Negro history bulletin (periodical)
NKAA Source: Who's who in colored America: an illustrated biographical directory of notable living persons of African descent in the United States (1950)
NKAA Source: Encyclopedia of African-American culture and history [electronic resource]: the Black experience in the Americas, 2nd ed.

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