Our Namesake

photo of Luthe P. JacksonDr. Luther P. Jackson, for whom our school was named, distinguished himself as a historian and educator whose nationally recognized writings identified the contributions of African-Americans in Virginia's history. He headed the History Department at Virginia State College in Petersburg, provided leadership in the Virginia Teachers Association, organized the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History and established the Negro Voters League of Virginia. The N.A.A.C.P. recognized his efforts to enhance the voting rights of African-Americans in Virginia. He contributed numerous articles to the Norfolk Journal and Guide concerning the responsibilities of citizenship in a democracy. This scholar, man of action, and model of character continues to be an inspiration to the community, staff and students of the school that proudly bears his name.

Watch this short biography of Dr. Luther P. Jackson to learn about his life and his efforts to improve the lives of African-Americans in Virginia and the United States.

Dr. Jackson would be proud of the school that bears his name. Today's students, faculty, staff, and community continue to be devoted and dedicated to the tradition and standards of excellence that he inspired.