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Reverend Joseph H. Jackson (1900-1990) was a missionary, pastor, diplomat, scholar, an outspoken Republican, and an African American Baptist leader during the Civil Rights Movement in the United States. Jackson was the pastor at Olivet Baptist Church on Chicago’s South Side from 1941-1990, and president of the National Baptist Convention (NBC) from 1953-1982. Before his tenure at Olivet Baptist Church,
Ledgers, minutes, scrapbooks, correspondence, sermons, and other records of Olivet Baptist Church based at 3101 South King Drive, on Chicago's South Side. The collection includes writings by and about Olivet's famous ministers: Dr. L. K. Williams (1916-1940) and Dr. J. H. Jackson (1941-1990); ledgers listing members; minutes and other records of its missionary efforts, which reached out to other African
The Rev. J. H. Jackson visual materials contains black and white and color photographs and negatives from ca. 1920 until 1986. It contains special events Jackson attended and spoke at, including several of the Annual National Baptist Conventions and anniversary celebrations as pastor of Olivet Baptist Church, as well as Jackson with public figures such as former president Lyndon B.