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Jackson, Luther Porter

(born: July 11, 1892  -  died: April 20, 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.

Luther Porter Jackson was the son of Edward and Delilah Jackson. He was the husband of Johnella Frazer Jackson.

For more see Who's Who in Colored America, 1950, the Luther P. Jackson Black Culture Center at the University of Virginia website; the Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History, 2nd. ed., edited by C. Palmer, vol. 3, p. 1142; the Luther Porter jackson wikipedia page.

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