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Jackson, Lula Mae

Jackson, Lula Mae

Jackson, Lula Mae

Date: Wednesday, January 08, 1986

Interview 233a : In this interview with her son-in-law Odis Rhodes, Lula Mae Jackson reminisces about growing up in Lufkin's African American community. Mrs. Jackson was born in Lufkin and lived in Angelina County her entire life. She was known, as a child and an adult, for her musical talents, playing the piano and leading choirs all over the city and travelling for religious conventions. She also recites poetry and recalls recitation contests with fondness. Most of the interview covers her childhood and life as a musician, mentioning her parents, siblings, husband, children, and school teachers and friends, including Mrs. Long.