Jackson, Rose

Title

Jackson, Rose

Interviewer

Hamida Suja

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Rose Jackson was born in Louisville, Mississippi, to Willie O Clayton Hathorne and Bertha Ophelia (Young) Hathorne; she had three sisters and three brothers. She left school at fifteen to marry her first husband, with whom she had five children; after his death, she married John Jackson, with whom she had another daughter. She worked as a cleaner and hairdresser, and received her diploma from Portland High night school. At the time of this interview, she had been living in Maine 40 years; her family moved here because she had a brother-in-law who had been a freedom rider.

She discusses growing up on her family's farm; their relationship with their white neighbors; attending Green Memorial Church and other churches throughout her life; her grandparents, children, and grandchildren; working with the police to run a community center for low-income children; other work with community and church groups; differences between Maine and Mississippi.

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Publication Date

5-31-2001

City

Portland, Maine

Keywords

Louisville Mississippi, South Portland, Easter, Bradbury State Park, Portland High School, John Jackson, Green AME Zion Church, farming

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