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Profession

Category:
CivicMakers
Occupation(s):
Civic Volunteer
Foundation Chief Executive

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Black, Jewel Tones
Favorite Food:
Indian Food
Favorite Time of Year:
Summer
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Beaches
Favorite Quote:
None

Birthplace

Born:
6/10/1936
Birth Location:
Sumter, South Carolina

Profession

Category:
CivicMakers
Occupation(s):
Civic Volunteer
Foundation Chief Executive

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Black, Jewel Tones
Favorite Food:
Indian Food
Favorite Time of Year:
Summer
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Beaches
Favorite Quote:
None

Birthplace

Born:
6/10/1936
Birth Location:
Sumter
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Biography

Alexine Clement Jackson is active in volunteerism and community service for the African American community. Jackson was born in Sumter, South Carolina, on June 10, 1936. Jackson's mother, Josephine Clement, was active in North Carolina politics and business and volunteered her time to a number of civic organizations. Her father, William A. Clement, was an insurance executive who devoted great amounts of time to civic and fraternal organizations. Jackson earned her B.A. from Spelman College in Atlanta and an M.A. in speech pathology and audiology from the University of Iowa.

Jackson has devoted her life to civic organizations. She is the former national president of the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA), and in that capacity she traveled to the Middle East as part of a fact-finding mission in 1996. Jackson led the American delegation to the 1999 World YWCA Council in Cairo and was a delegate in the 1995 Council in South Korea. Prior to that, she had been chosen as a development education consultant by the YWCA to explore issues relating to women in poverty, and traveled to the Philippines, Mexico and Kenya, as well as participating in the International Learning Center in Hawaii. The Taiwanese Minister of Foreign Affairs invited Jackson, along with six other leaders of women's organizations, to visit the country in 1985 and speak to different groups.

After a fifteen-year battle with breast cancer, Jackson served on the board of the Cancer Research Foundation of America and was the chairperson of the Intercultural Cancer Council, where she focused her energies on minority cancer education and prevention. In 2009, Jackson became the chair of the board of directors for Susan G. Komen for the Cure. With more than twenty-five years of work in civic organizations, Jackson has garnered numerous awards for her work. She has been awarded the 2001 Community Service Award by the Black Women's Agenda, the Woman of Courage and Distinction Award by the National Association of Colored Women's Clubs, and was named Washingtonian of the Year by Washingtonian magazine. Her husband, Aaron, is the chief of the Division of Urology at Howard University Hospital.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 1 - Slating of Alexine Jackson's interview
  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Alexine Jackson lists her favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Alexine Jackson talks about her maternal family history
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Alexine Jackson talks about her paternal great-grandfather, Rufus A. Clement, who donated land to build a school in Cleveland, North Carolina
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Alexine Jackson talks about her paternal grandfather and the Presbyterian faith in her paternal family
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Alexine Jackson talks about the history of her paternal family's employment at the North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Alexine Jackson describes her parents' personalities and their civic engagement in Durham, North Carolina
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Alexine Jackson describes segregation and the African American business community in Durham, North Carolina
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Alexine Jackson describes the sights, sounds, and smells of growing up in Charleston, South Carolina and Atlanta, Georgia
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Alexine Jackson describes her maternal family in Atlanta, Georgia, pt. 1
  • Tape: 1 Story: 11 - Alexine Jackson describes her maternal family in Atlanta, Georgia, pt. 2
  • Tape: 1 Story: 12 - Alexine Jackson explains how she skipped a grade in elementary school when she moved to Atlanta, Georgia
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Alexine Jackson lists the schools she attended in Atlanta, Georgia and Durham, North Carolina
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Alexine Jackson describes the activities she enjoyed as a child in Durham, North Carolina
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Alexine Jackson describes the type of student she was at Hillside High School in Durham, North Carolina and at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Alexine Jackson describes influential teachers and reflects upon the positiveeffects of segregation
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Alexine Jackson reflects upon the limitations of her experience growing up in Durham, North Carolina during the Jim Crow Era
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Alexine Jackson describes the activities she participated in and her social experience at Hillside High School in Durham, North Carolina
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Alexine Jackson lists the presidents of Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia from 1953 through the 2003
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Alexine Jackson describes memorable professors from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Tape: 2 Story: 9 - Alexine Jackson talks about graduating from college, earning a master's degree and then starting a family
  • Tape: 2 Story: 10 - Alexine Jackson talks about the birth of her first children in 1959 and moving to Greenwood, Mississippi in 1963
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Alexine Jackson describes the town of Greenwood, Mississippi where she moved with her husband in 1963
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Alexine Jackson talks about giving birth to two of her children in Greenwood, Mississippi
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Alexine Jackson talks about starting a daycare center in Greenwood, Mississippi
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Alexine Jackson describes the tactics used in Greenwood, Mississippi to intimidate African American voters during the 1960s
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Alexine Jackson talks about her husband's medical career in Greenwood, Mississippi and his urology residency at the University of Iowa in Iowa City
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Alexine Jackson compares and contrasts her experiences living in Iowa City, Iowa and Greenwood, Mississippi
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Alexine Jackson talks about her social life in Iowa City, Iowa
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Alexine Jackson explains how her husband became chief of the Division of Urology at Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C.
  • Tape: 3 Story: 9 - Alexine Jackson explains her involvement in the YWCA and her family's history of involvement in the organization
  • Tape: 3 Story: 10 - Alexine Jackson talks about her work with the Intercultural Cancer Council and the disparities in cancer rates within minority communities
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Alexine Jackson explains the early history of YWCA USA
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Alexine Jackson talks about HistoryMaker Dorothy Height and YWCA USA's one imperative of eliminating racism
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Alexine Jackson talks about the aspect of YWCA USA's mission that promotes the empowerment of women's leadership
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Alexine Jackson talks about the economic status of women in corporations and female entrepreneurs
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Alexine Jackson describes the worldwide disparity in women's access to economic resources
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Alexine Jackson talks about the efforts of international organizations like the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, and the World YWCA to educate women
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Alexine Jackson describes the purpose of The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region and the problems facing day laborers
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Alexine Jackson describes the many civic and non-profit organizations in which she is involved
  • Tape: 4 Story: 9 - Alexine Jackson describes her hopes and concerns for the African American community
  • Tape: 4 Story: 10 - Alexine Jackson reflects upon her racial identity, pt. 1
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Alexine Jackson reflects upon her racial identity, pt. 2
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Alexine Jackson talks about volunteerism and philanthropy in the African American community
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Alexine Jackson reflects upon her legacy
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Alexine Jackson considers what she would do differently in her life
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Alexine Jackson describes how she would like to be remembered
  • Tape: 5 Story: 6 - Alexine Jackson narrates her photographs, pt. 1
  • Tape: 6 Story: 1 - Alexine Jackson narrates her photographs, pt. 2