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February 27, 2014

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"Mama said you should grow with Chickasha. Do something to improve the community. Then when you grow, give back to the community."

Jackson was the first African American and often the first woman of many boards of Chickasha when they were newly integrated. She started several organizations to improve housing and education in Chickasha's primarily African-American east side and expanded these programs to help all of Chickasha while working to end segregation. 

In 1991, Jackson served as President for the Chickasha Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. That same year, Jackson was elected a member of the Board of Directors for the Chickasha Chamber of Commerce. 

Jackson was the first African American elected as a Democratic Party Official in Grady County and the only individual elected to serve as the county chairperson, co-chairperson and secretary/treasurer of the Grady County Democratic Central Committee. 

Jackson was the first African American to work at the election polls as counter, judge and inspector in her ward, and tabulator for the Grady County Election Board. She has organized and participated in mass voter registration drives locally and statewide. 

Jackson served as Chairman for the Board of Regents for USAO. She has said that serving on the USAO board of Regents was a favorite honor, "where our service contributes to and enhances the lives of so many people." Jackson also served as chairwoman on the Board of Trustees of the USAO Foundation. 

The Loretta Y. Jackson African American Historical Society was officially recognized on July 25,  2002. Jackson said the purpose of the organization was to establish an African American Museum and History center and to restore a one-room African American school, the Verden Separate School, which stands today on Ada Sipuel Ave. in Chickasha. 

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