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."