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February 27, 2014

Jackson's victory over can't



Jackson was one of the 20 woman selected to receive the National Women's Political Caucus/ Women of Color Achievement award in Business, Washington D.C. in 1991. 

In 1984, she was a member for the international Congress on Art and Communication with more than 40 countries participating. She delivered greetings from the State of Oklahoma and Chickasha mayor to the mayor of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She also appeared on British Columbia TV supporting American women and the Equal Rights Amendment.

She worked in Germany for two years as a chief-teller, savings account clerk and assistant loan supervisor for American Express International Banking, Heilbronn, Germany, 1969 through 1971. In 1984, Jackson was part of a group that welcomed four guests from Japan during the 1984 Japanese Study Mission. 

A citizen of the world, Jackson said she has never suffered stage fright. She just always researched and prepared for what she needed to say and then said it, Jackson said. She is quick to credit God for guiding her direction as well as her words. 

"Before, I always pray for the right words and to be understood,"Jackson said. 

Her fearless flexibility as a communicator has given Jackson the opportunity to talk to many different kinds of people and in some cases, sing "Happy Birthday" to them. Jackson was the featured singer during the 78th birthday celebration for former Speaker of the House Carl Albert. She earned distinction as the first woman to serve on the State Banking Board as a state bank regulator, serving from 1980 to 1994. 

Jackson decided she would introduce herself to Colin Powell at an event where both she and he were in attendance. When she told her husband, he said "You can't do that! You can't just walk up to the general!" Jackson turned to him and said, "Yes, I can!" And she did. 

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