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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 L
eaders 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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