African-American historic landmark unveiled

The Jefferson County African-American Historic Landmarks Commission participated in an unveiling of a plaque designating the Page-Jackson High School Campus, now the site of the Jefferson County Board of Education, as an African-American Historic Landmark on July 28.
The program consisted of the designation of the site as a Jefferson County African-American Historic Landmark (a high school from 1951-1965) by James Tolbert, Chair of the Jefferson County African-American Landmark Commission; a response by James Taylor, Historian of the Page-Jackson High School Alumni Association; the unveiling of the Landmark Plaque by Susan Wall, Jefferson County Superintendent of Schools, Mrs. Delores Jackson Foster, President of the Page Jackson High School Alumni Association, and James Taylor, Jefferson County Black History Preservation Society; remarks by Susan Wall and Delores Jackson Foster; and a Benediction.
This building is the first of number of buildings throughout the county that will be designated as African-American Historic Landmarks.
Shown in picture, from left: Peter Dougherty, President of the Jefferson County Board of Education; Mrs. Foster, President of the Page-Jackson High School Alumni Association; and Susan Wall, Superintendent of Jefferson County Schools.

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