Ruth Jackson (African-American history interviews)

Ruth Jackson moved to Springfield in 1954.

schs-logo-22In an interview for the Springfield African-American History Foundation series, she discusses her marriage to George Sidney “Sid” Jackson; their children; Springfield schools; her husband’s work in the hotel business; her own work as a nursing assistant; urban renewal and the changes it brought to East Side neighborhoods; African-American churches in Springfield; Springfield city government; and her work with various community organizations.

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