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Born in Lexington, KY, John Henry Jackson is noted for many accomplishments. He was the first president of State Normal School for Colored Persons (now Kentucky State University). He was the first principal of the Corrall Street School in Lexington, KY. He was the first president of the State Association of Colored Teachers (later renamed the Kentucky Negro Educational Association). He was the first African American from Kentucky to be an elected delegate to the Republican National Convention. John H. Jackson was a brother to Jordan C. Jackson, Jr.

Bradley, J. (2020, December 14). Jackson, John Henry. Berea College LibGuides.

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