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.
African American Burial Ground Project (AABGP), African American Burial Grounds Oral History Project, Oaklawn cemetery, Evergreen cemetery, Lincoln cemetery, reinterrment
African American Burial Ground Project (AABGP); African American Burial Grounds Oral History Project; Oaklawn cemetery; Evergreen cemetery; Lincoln cemetery; reinterment
1 sound file (30min.) : digital, MP3 file + 1 PDF
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African American Burial Grounds
Jackson, Thomas, "Thomas "Jet" Jackson Oral History Interview" (2022). African American Burial Grounds Oral History Project. 8.