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date: 17 April 2024

Jackson, Maelocked

Jackson, Maelocked

  • Vijayan K. PillaiVijayan K. PillaiThe University of Texas at Arlington
  •  and Julie NagoshiJulie NagoshiArizona State University


Dr. Mae Allison Johnson Jackson, a social worker and activist, overcame discrimination and segregation to become the first African American woman mayor of Waco, Texas. She fought for equality, worked with the National Council of Negro Women, and participated in civil rights programs. Dr. Jackson’s impact on several aspects of development in Waco was still felt almost 20 years later.


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