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Charcoal drawing of Postmaster John T. Jackson

Charcoal drawing of Postmaster John T. Jackson
Charcoal drawing of Postmaster John T. Jackson

On April 1, 1891 John T. Jackson became the postmaster of Alanthus, Virginia. When he began his career, the twenty-nine year old was greeted with threats from those unwilling to accept an African-American in that position. He remained in his job for 49 years, retiring in 1940.

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