Past, Present, to Future
The Jackson House was Tampa's only 24-room boarding house for African Americans during segregation. Owned by Moses and Sarah Jackson who moved to Tampa in the 1800's, they built this home in 1901.
The only lodging for Blacks in the 1940's sent from the Robinson's Barbershop and the clubs on Central Avenue.
Listen to Sarah Jackson Robinson during her oral history interview by Carrie Hurst, October 30, 2003 (Audio)(HCPLC) Click here for Sarah Jackson interview
This Two – story house hosted
famous Black musicians & civil rights leaders such as:
Count Basie | Cab Calloway | James Brown
Ella Fitzgerald | Billie Holiday | Nat "King" Cole
Silas Green | Buddy Johnson | Chix Well
Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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