Ida Jackson

Born in Vicksburg, Mississippi, in 1902, Ida Jackson was the first certified African-American high school teacher in California. She completed her master's degree at the University of California, Berkeley, a rarity for an African-American woman in the 1920s, and coursework toward her Ph.D. at Berkeley and Columbia University. She later became dean of women at Tuskeegee Institute in Alabama and national president of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, which she mobilized to create the Mississippi Health Project, the first mobile health clinic system in the United States. The project's volunteer doctors served more than four thousand people in the rural South.


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Reflections on Working Towards Peace