African American Burial Grounds Oral History Project
 

Interviewee

Thomas Jackson

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Interviewer

Antoinette Jackson

Date

2022-02-02

Publication Date

10-3-2022

Abstract

This oral history follows Jet Jackson, a 77-year-old St. Petersburg, Florida resident who currently works in funeral services in the area. Jet Jackson describes his mother's work situation, living with his aunt, and his education at 16th Street Middle School, now known as John Hopkins Middle School. In addition, Jet Jackson discusses changes to the area since the 1950s and his retirement from working for the city of St. Petersburg. Jackson reflects on cemeteries in St. Petersburg that served the black community in Laurel Park, the development of the area near Tropicana Field, and changes to black businesses in downtown St. Petersburg.

Keywords

African American Burial Ground Project (AABGP), African American Burial Grounds Oral History Project, Oaklawn cemetery, Evergreen cemetery, Lincoln cemetery, reinterrment

Subject: topical

African American Burial Ground Project (AABGP); African American Burial Grounds Oral History Project; Oaklawn cemetery; Evergreen cemetery; Lincoln cemetery; reinterment

Subject: geographic

Florida

Language

English

Type

Sound

Genre

Oral history

Format

1 sound file (30min.) : digital, MP3 file + 1 PDF

Holding Location

University of South Florida

Was this content written or created while at USF?

Yes

Collection

African American Burial Grounds

Identifier

A67-00008

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