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February 27, 2014

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CHICKASHA —

As a curator of Chickasha's African American story, Jackson's affection for the school was evident in the care which was taken in the evening's procession. However, Jackson does not reserve her devotion to the school's past. She has periodically returned to nurture the school's future. 

In 2013, Jackson donated a book to Lincoln School about film stars from Oklahoma, in which she had written an article about Dudley Dickerson, Jr. During his acting career, Dickerson appeared in about 160 films and is best known for his role in "The Three Stooges." During her visit to the school, Jackson told the students that Dickerson was a student from Lincoln School, from Chickasha. Just like them. 

And, just like her. 

Jackson completed grade school and high school at Lincoln. Her school activities included Girl Scouts, Girls Y-Teen Club, Girls Glee Club, Girls Basketball Team, narrator for school fashion shows, radio skits and a multitude of other programs. Jackson even lead the way as the Drum Majorette in high school band. 

Jackson went on to earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration/Sociology with a minor in economics from the University of Science and Arts Oklahoma. She then took postgraduate studies in Public Administration from the University of Oklahoma. She earned a Real Estate Diploma from Blackwood Business College, Oklahoma City, Sales Associate License in 1978, Broker's License in 1988 and established Jackson's Real Estate in 1991. Jackson has been certified as a Real Estate Instructor for the Oklahoma Real Estate Commission. 

Jackson shared her knowledge of real estate as a Real Estate Instructor at Canadian Valley Technology Center for 14 years. She was the first African American to be employed as an instructor at CVTC in Chickasha. 

While Jackson has certainly branched beyond her own backyard, giving back to Chickasha has been a life mission. Here again, Lillie Bell Blunt had an impact on the Loretta Jackson philosophy. 

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