Calobe Jackson, Jr.

Calobe Jackson, Jr.

1930 -


Interview Length: 110 minutes

Interview Date: March 18, 2009

Interview Location: WHBG Channel 20, 223 Walnut Street, Harrisburg, PA




Born in Harrisburg, Jackson graduated from the former William Penn High School and went on to attend Lincoln University and Penn State University majoring in mathematics. Jackson was a surveyor for the segregated 94th Engineer Battalion during the Korean War and also worked for the postal service for 35 years. He was elected three times to the Harrisburg School Board (in 1993, 1999 and 2001),, and was later appointed chair of the district's Board of Control by Mayor Stephen Reed. As an avid African American historian and a member of the Society of American Baseball Researchers, he lectures on Negro League Baseball and African American history in Harrisburg.

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