Patricia "Pat" Jackson - On her faith and activismInterviewed by Molly Norwood on December 6, 2009
This interview is part of the Marian Cheek Jackson Center’s Life History Series. Pat Jackson was born and raised in Chapel Hill North Carolina. She is a current member of St. Joseph Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in Chapel Hill. She serves as a stewardess and motherly figure within the site and aids the Reverend Troy Harrison in his operations. Jackson grew up attending Nevil’s Chapel with her mother and then as time progressed she gravitated with some of her classmates to First Baptist for her baptism and then ultimately to St. Josephs where she has spent all of her time since. During the Civil Rights Movement, Jackson served as an activist within the Chapel Hill community and participated in many marches and protests with a faithful sense of purpose in mind. She shares the importance of women in their church and in the broader community and how active participation in service to the community encourages members to join the Church family and give back. She ponders why society and historical principles encourage a separation of genders that has transcended into religion and offers cultural backgrounds to be at fault. Jackson strives to promote equality in service to the Lord and she lives out that belief in her daily work.
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