Lillie M. Carroll Jackson was a member of the NAACP and an early civil rights leader. Jackson’s commitment to fighting segregation began with a medical crisis in 1918.
Jackson was born in 1889 in Baltimore, Maryland, to Charles Henry and Amanda Bowen Carroll. Her father was Methodist minister Charles Henry Carroll. Lillie Jackson was educated in Baltimore’s Colored High School and graduated in 1908. After high school, she taught in the Black school system in Baltimore.
She married in 1919 to Keiffer Jackson and later traveled with him, singing and lecturing, while he showed his films to church groups. After the birth of their first child, Virginia, the Jacksons returned to Baltimore.
Jackson’s life changed in 1918. Before emergency surgery for mastoiditis, Jackson prayed to God to spare her life so that she might raise her children. In return, she vowed a lifetime of service. After the surgery, the doctor told Jackson he had to removed more decayed bone from her head than he thought was possible for survival. Despite her facial disfigurement by the surgery, Jackson kept her promise to God.
She became a successful businesswoman with rental properties. She had acquired financial independence and had time to carry out her commitment to serve. She became the first woman to serve on the board of trustees for the Sharp Street Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church. She also sponsored the City-Wide Young Peoples Forum.
In 1935, she accepted an invitation to revive the local NAACP chapter. She was its president until 1970, building the organization to a peak membership of 17,600. There was constant threats of violence in order to keep Jim Crow in place, however, she still worked to bring steady pressure against segregation. She was often referred to as “Mother of Freedom,” and “that NAACP lady” by her opponents. She ran the Baltimore branch for 35 years, and led the organization in picketing one “Whites-only” theater for six straight years before the management gave in. She was often heard saying: “God helps those who help themselves.”
She was unanimously re-elected president of the Baltimore branch of the NAACP each year during her tenure. As organizer and president of the Maryland State Conference of NAACP branches, she was elected to the National Board of Directors in 1948. With the support of the churches and the Afro-American newspaper, the branch became one of the largest and strongest in the nation. Under her leadership, the NAACP in Maryland got the city to put Black policemen in uniforms for the first time.
Jackson also organized a school to prepare black citizens for the civil service examinations that had to be taken by those who wanted to become police officers. One of the first students to enroll in the school was Bishop Robinson, who later became the first black police commissioner for the City of Baltimore and secretary of Public Safety and Correctional Services.
Under Jackson’s leadership, the first public pools, parks, and civil service jobs were also finally opened to Black residents. Lillie M. Carroll Jackson died in 1975.
would be good to have all the dates for her many accomplish – when did the pickets begin at the movie theater? – what was the name of the theater and what was the location? – when did Bishop Robinson become the first black police comissioner? – etc. – it is important
What a WOMAN!!!
What kind of films was her husband showing church groups?
Hey, how’s it going?
I want to pass along some very important news that everyone needs to hear!
In December of 2017, Donald Trump made history by recognizing Jerusalem as the captial of Israel. Why is this big news? Because by this the Jewish people of Israel are now able to press forward in bringing about the Third Temple prophesied in the Bible.
Jewish Rabbis have publicly announced that their Messiah will be revealed in the coming years who will be a leader and spiritual guide to all nations, gathering all religions under the worship of one God. They deny Jesus as their Messiah, and the Bible tells us this Jewish Messiah will be the counterfiet that will bring about a false peace, and ultimatley the great tribulation.
They even printed a coin to raise money for the Temple with Donald Trumps face on the front and with king Cyrus'(who built the second Temple) behind him. On the back of the coin is an image of the third Temple.
More importantly, the power that runs the world wants to put a RFID microchip in our body making us total slaves to them. This chip matches perfectly with the Mark of the Beast in the Bible, more specifically in Revelation 13:16-18:
“He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666.”
Referring to the last days, this could only be speaking of a cashless society, which we have yet to see, but are heading towards. Otherwise, we could still buy or sell without the mark amongst others if physical money was still currency. This Mark couldn’t be spiritual because the word references two different physical locations. If it was spiritual it would just say in the forehead. RFID microchip implant technology will be the future of a one world cashless society containing digital currency. It will be implanted in the right-hand or the forehead, and we cannot buy or sell without it! We must grow strong in Jesus. AT ALL COSTS, DO NOT TAKE IT!
“Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name” (Revelation 14:9-11).
People have been saying the end is coming for many years, but we needed two key things. One, the Third Temple, and two, the technology for a cashless society to fulfill the prophecy of the Mark of the Beast.
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If you haven’t already, it is time to seek God with all your heart. Jesus loves you more than you could imagine. He wants to have a relationship with you and redeem you from your sins. Turn to Him and repent while there is still hope! God bless!
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