Friday, 05 February 2021 08:04

Dorothy O. Jackson and Her Decades of Social Activism in Akron

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WAKR and the Ray Horner Morning Show are featuring a member of the black community in Akron who have made an impact by their courage and leadership.

Dorothy Jackson has been a staunch social activist in the Akron community for well more than a half century. After 12 years working for Goodwill Industries, she spent 16 years with the Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority, promoting the importance of providing housing to lower income families. Her work in the community has won her numerous awards over the years, and was named deputy mayor of Akron in 1984.

Akron’s Celebration of Black History this month is brought to you by the Akron-Summit County Public Library and the Metro Regional Transit Authority.


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