We couldn't possibly include all of Jackson Ward's legacy in just a few minutes; to learn more, check out parts 1, 2 and 3 of The Cauldron of Jackson Ward series below.
A Leader from Leigh St. (Part 1): From his father’s storefront, civil rights activist James E. Jackson Jr. saw the plight of exploited black workers and his community’s stand against racism — both touchstones for his life’s work.
A Haven on the Deuce (Part 2): As Richmond’s most prominent black lodge, the Eggleston Hotel was a refuge for African-American travelers. Now, a new Jackson Ward development will ensure that its legacy lives on.
The Past Made Present (Part 3): Three Jackson Ward legends laid foundations that still inspire and influence the community today.