About Us

Past, Present, to Future

The Jackson House was Tampa's only 24-room boarding house for African Americans during segregation. Owned by Moses and Sarah Jackson who moved to Tampa in the 1800's and built this home in 1901. The only lodging for Blacks in the 1940's sent from the Robinson's Barbershop and the clubs on Central Avenue.

This Two – story house hosted:
Famous Black Musicians & Civil Rights Leaders such as:

Count Basie | Cab Calloway | James Brown
Ella Fitzgerald | Billie Holiday | Nat "King" Cole
Silas Green | Buddy Johnson | Chix Well
Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Restore one of Tampa's last standing
African American Historical Landmarks
to inspire future generations.

Your Donation of any amount is greatly appreciated.

Our Memories

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Our Board of Directors

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Director

Mr. Willie Robinson

Founder
Director

Dr. Carolyn Hepburn Collins

Chair
Director

Ms. Penda King

Vice Chair / PR & Publicity
Director

Mr. William Puller

Treasurer
Director

Irene Matthews

Secretary
Director

Ms. Desiree Robinson

Assistant Secretary
Director

Ms. Pat Cruse

Director
Director

Alex Massey

Marketing
Director

Ursula Lumpkin

Director
Director

Jaylin Cole

Director
Director

Tammy Jefferson

Director

We are looking for Volunteers.

The Jackson House is looking for volunteers to help raise awareness of our goal to Stablize and Restore one of Tampa's last standing African-American Historical Landmark.

Contact us

We would be happy to hear from you

Address

P. O. Box 173076, Tampa, Florida 33672 USA

House Located at:

851 EAST ZACK STREET, Tampa, Florida 33602 USA

Phone

Call: 813.803.2407

Email us

contact@jacksonhousefoundation.org

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