Jackson, Tennessee

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Jackson is a city in Madison County, Tennessee, United States. The total population was 62,711 at the 2006 census.





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A Taste of Jackson, Tennessee

Before 1989, Jackson had a city commission government consisting of a mayor and two commissioners; however, as a result of a lawsuit which declared that at-large elections served to dilute the voting power of the city's African-American residents, the city switched to election by districts.

Between 1999 and 2008, several violent tornadoes struck large portions of the city including the downtown area, which was devastated in May 2003 by an F4 tornado. Parts of the Union University campus were damaged in November 2002, and many dormitories at the campus were demolished in a storm in February 2008. On May 1, 2010 a severe thunderstorm hit Jackson causing a record breaking 14 inches of rain. This rain caused a flood to destroy many homes and streets.

Jackson was home to singers Luther Ingram and QPid (So So Def Recordings Artist), game show host Wink Martindale, football players Ed "Too Tall" Jones , Al Wilson, Trey Teague, and Jabari Greer, and pianist Joe Hunter (one of the Funk Brothers who played Motown hits in the 1960s). Micajah Autry, one of the heroes of The Alamo, practiced law in Jackson from 1831-35.




Demographics of Jackson, Tennessee

By Race

White

Black

Native American

Asian

Hispanic

Total Population

55.13%

42.07%

0.15%

0.79%

2.16%

Because Hispanics could be counted in other races, the totals above could possibly be more than 100%. If you would like a detailed listing of all ethnic groups in the U.S., please Click Here.




Famous African Americans from Jackson, Tennessee







African American Businesses in Jackson, Tennessee


BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS

  1. Annointed With Stylz Hair Salon -  Category: Hair salon -   455 E Chester St. - Jackson TN 38301 (731) 424-3126

  2. Wende's African Hair Braiding -  Category: Hair salon -   901 Hollywood Dr Jackson TN 38301 (731) 410-8323


DINING - CATERING

  1. Callie B'S Taste of Soul -    717 Whitehall Street, Jackson, TN 38301 (731) 422-9133

  2. Herb's Barbeque -   189 Extension St, Jackson, TN (731) 424-9444

  3. Mac's Bbq -   630 Hollywood Dr, Jackson, TN (731) 265-9771

  4. Pig House Bar-B-Cue Inc -   1024 Campbell St, Jackson, TN 38301 (731) 423-8566

  5. Reggi's Bar-B-Q & Wings -   256 Russell Rd, Jackson, TN (731) 660-8600




VIDEO CONNECTION

THE FAMILY REUNION WAS HELD AT HIGHLAND PARK IN JACKSON TN MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND MAY 23,2008-MAY 25,2008 WE ALSO HAD MEET AND GREET,A BANQUET,CHURCH PROGRAM,THERE WAS A DINNER HELD AT THE DOUBLE TREE HOTEL IN JACKSON TN,THIS VIDEO SHOOT BY MINISTER CEDRIC L DODD AT THE FAMILY FUN PICNIC.












WORSHIP

  1. Long Chapel Ame Church -  455 Red Lane - Jackson, TN 38301-9173 (731) 215-1297

  2. New Greater Bethel Church Ame -  148 Cartmell Street - Jackson, TN 38301-6673 (731) 427-7936






ENTERTAINMENT

  1. Harvey's South Street Comedy Club -  Category: Comedy -   559 Wiley Parker Road - Jackson, TN 38305-2226 (731) 668-1448  - (visit website)

  2. Oman Arena -   A large auditorium with great seats from the front of the auditorium to the back. Featuring nationally known comedians. -   179 Lane Avenue - Jackson, TN 38301-4483 (731) 425-8580

  3. South Street Comedy Club -   Comedy Club to make you laff! -   559 Wiley Parker Road - Jackson, TN 38305-2226 (731) 668-1448

  4. The Ned -   Offering comedy shows featuring local comedians as well as nationally known comedians -   314 East Main Street - Jackson, TN 38301-6226 (731) 425-8395






ANNUAL EVENTS

  1. Holiday Splendor -  (DEC) Carl Perkins Civic Center 400 S. Highland Ave, Jackson, TN 38301 (731) 425-8580

    The 100 Black Men of West Tennessee presents their annual scholarship benefit gala. An elegent evening of dining and dancing with music provided by the legendary soul singers. This stellar formal affair requires a donation of $100 per person.





 

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