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The Jackson-Community House - Montgomery, AL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo
N 32° 22.406 W 086° 17.964
16S E 565906 N 3582044
Quick Description: Located on South Union St. at Scott St., the marker notes the building of and later use to serve the diverse needs of Montgomery’s segregated black population.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 7/10/2016 5:56:38 PM
Waymark Code: WMRMYM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member muddawber
Views: 1

Long Description:
Marker text:

In 1853, Jefferson Franklin Jackson, a native Alabamian and U.S. Attorney for the Alabama Middle District, built this two-story clapboard home originally with a dogtrot pattern. A Whig Party member, by 1862, Jackson was a wealthy land and slave owner who lived here with his wife and four children. By 1900, Jackson’s descendants had added a rear wing to the house and enclosed the back porch.

In 1943, the Montgomery City Federation of Colored Women’s Clubs, led by Mrs. Zenobia Johnson, purchased the Jackson homestead. Now known as the Community House, the facility served diverse needs of Montgomery’s segregated black population by providing kindergarten, tutors, counseling, voter registration, civic programs, social activities, and a library. As headquarters of the Montgomery City Federation of Women’s Clubs, the property has been a center of support for many women’s groups including its state organization, Girl Scouts, debutantes, needy mothers, and the Women’s Political Council, the group that launched the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott.
Marker Name: The Jackson-Community House

Marker Type: Urban

Addtional Information::
Erected by the Alabama Historical Commission.


Date Dedicated / Placed: Replaced 2016

Marker Number: Not Listed

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