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Hillsborough NAACP wants to organize to save Tampa's historic Jackson House listen

04/03/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tags: NAACP, Tampa, Jackson House, African-American history, music

A dilapidated historic house in downtown Tampa may get a second chance at renovations. The Jackson House was built in 1901 and served as a boarding house. During decades of racial segregation it was one of the only places blacks could find accommodation. The Jackson House hosted celebrities such as Ray Charles, Ella Fitzgerald and Count Basie.

Carolyn Collins, president of Hillsborough Branch NAACP, told Tampa City Council Thursday h...

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