Jackson Ward: Past Made Present


The Cauldron of Jackson Ward Series (Part 3 of 3): Three Jackson Ward legends laid foundations that still inspire and influence the community today.

This year, we’ve explored Jackson Ward — its trailblazing leaders, its historic buildings and its national significance. As we close this series, we present Jackson Ward’s past made present through three entities: the 101-year-old Russell House and the woman who’s giving it new life; the FRIENDS Association and its 144-year legacy of serving Jackson Ward’s children; and Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church, founded in 1867 by an ex-slave with a vision, led now by a preacher with a plan.

A church retains its relevance through its service to the Jackson Ward community. Read more


An old house helps tell Jackson Ward’s new story. Read more

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The work of Lucy Goode Brooks lives on in Jackson Ward and Church Hill. Read more


This year, we've shared several aspects of Jackson Ward's rich history; in this video, some of the neighborhood's leaders show how they're bridging its past with its present — and future. Read more

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