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Journal Star
Ernestine Jackson
Date: 10/13/2009 Album ID: 864298
Photos by Fred Zwicky
Ernestine Jackson has seen history unfold during her lifetime. She grew up in segregated schools in Mississippi, took part in sit-ins and other protests, as well as advancing the cause of equal employment opportunities. Jackson said, "We've come a long way since 1964. Most of the young people have no idea what happened prior to 1964.... It's important to know your past so you can live your future."
FRED ZWICKY/JOURNAL STAR
Ernestine Jackson, center, discusses plans for an upcoming NAACP Freedom Fund banquet that will honor Everett Dirksen's work to advance the cause of civil rights with Pekin Mayor Rusty Dunn, left, and the Dirksen Center's Frank Mackaman, who are both speaking during the event.
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Ernestine Jackson has seen history unfold during her lifetime. She grew up in segregated schools in Mississippi, took part in sit-ins and other protests, as well as advancing the cause of equal employment opportunities. Jackson said, We've come a long way since 1964. Most of the young people have no idea what happened prior to 1964.... It's important to know your past so you can live your future.
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