It is with sorrow that we share that our Beloved Namesake & Inspiration, Mrs. Marian Jackson, passed away last Saturday, March 4th, at the age of 92.
Her Homegoing Service & a celebration of her life will be this Saturday, March 11 at St. Joseph CME Church. Visitation will be held from 12:00-12:30 pm followed by the service at 12:30 pm. Her full obituary can be found here. Donations can be made in her honor to Knotts Funeral Home.
We will share further reflections in the coming weeks but wanted to be sure to let the broad community of friends of the Jackson Center know.
The Jackson Center is now recruiting candidates for three paid summer fellowship positions. Learn more and apply here.
The Marian C. Jackson Center for Saving and Making History, is looking for students of all years for our Northside Student Leadership Group, a Jackson Center Service Partner Opportunity.
Bi-weekly volunteer commitment: 12-15 positions.
Applications will be accepted until Jan 6, 2017 at 5pm!
The Student Leadership Group is a collection of community minded student residents and service partners who strive to contribute to Beloved Community year to year in the historic Northside and Pine Knolls neighborhoods. This historically African American community, established not long after the Civil War, has had a dedicated collection of residents of all ages fighting for it’s future in the midst of Jim Crow segregation, Urban Renewal, and current challenges in the neighborhoods changing housing market. Over the past thirty-plus years Northside and Pine Knolls have seen an increase in investment properties that have led to student renters comprising approximately half of the neighborhood today. The Student Leadership group’s mission, in partnership with Northside neighbors, is to cultivate deeper connection between students and long term residents.
The group will be the leadership team for :
- Mobilizing student neighbors and partners in advocating for Northside at Town Council and various municipal planning meetings around current housing development in the neighborhood and along Rosemary St.
- Creating spaces for intergenerational dialogue around experiences and perspectives as UNC students living in Northside.
- Expanding student leadership in planning and participation in Northside connective events/gatherings, as follow up to the Good Neighbor Initiative.
- Sharing the history, challenges, and current pressures that historically and currently affect Northside to other students through peer to peer education.
- Wrestle with how their own day-to-to actions can and do influence the sustainability of this community.
Interested applicants must complete the “Jackson Center Student Leadership Group Application” here. Group interviews will be scheduled the week after the Jan 6 application deadline. For more information about the Jackson Center please visit our website www.jacksoncenter.info or give us a call at 919-960-1670
Email George Barrett at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions. Thank you for your interest!
This past February, Della and Hudson visited Columbia University to tell the Jackson Center’s story as a part of the Oral History and Public Dialogue workshop series. Click here to read an article about their visit, and watch a clip of Della speaking about the origins of our organization below!
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