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Akron black HistoryMakers among 500 speaking to children today

By John Published: September 23, 2011

Dorothy Jackson and Fannie Brown were among more than 500 African American HistoryMakers around the country speaking to school children this morning in the second annual "Back to school with the HistoryMakers program." HistoryMakers is the nation's largest African American video oral history archive.  Here is the bio for Jackson. Here is the one for Brown, who addressed children at Lighthouse Academy, where she was named principal this week.

Here's Jackson, the first black woman to be Deputy Mayor of Akron, speaking to children at Arlington Christian Academy in East Akron this morning:

Video by Beacon Journal education reporter John Higgins

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