Patricia "Pat" Jackson
"All I wanted to do was just be present and serve activism, not understanding that that came with some consequences. . .once you step out in service there are consequences and just as you step out in service for the lord there are consequences."
- Pat Jackson
Patricia "Pat" Jackson - On St. Joseph CME Church from 1947-1953
Interviewed by Kathryn Wall on March 23, 2022
“All the sermons that you are hearing, preaching, you are seeing God at work through the elders. Not until then, did you realize that was the relationship with the Lord. You had to give an account to God that he set you up and kept you safe and now I need to get your attention. He got my attention. Prior to that, I did not do the actual study.”
- Patricia "Pat" Jackson
Mrs. Pat Jackson talks about her time attending Lincoln High School, focusing on the marching band and the football team. She talks about her mother-in-law, Mrs. Marian Cheek Jackson, as a mother figure and how she valued education and family. Mrs. Pat also discusses Mrs. Jackson as a mother and her childhood, and what was most important in her life. She talks about community and the different roles within her family that shaped her life as she grew up. Mrs. Pat emphasized the importance of football games and how big of a deal it was in the community. She also talks about how church and her involvement in church shaped her faith and her involvement in the community. Lastly, she talks about the B1 Navy Band coming to Chapel Hill and how she was shocked by the treatment of African Americans in Chapel Hill and at UNC.
Patricia "Pat" Jackson - On school integration and the significance of churches
Patricia "Pat" Jackson - On her faith and activism
Patricia "Pat" Jackson - On her family, faith, community, and civil rights
Patricia Jackson - Fire Hose
Patricia "Pat" Jackson - On St. Joseph's CME and women in church
Joseph’s CME, starting from when she was a child. This is followed by a discussion of the
various power dynamic that occur between women in the church, and how to overcome any
challenges that can arise from these situations. To finish it off, Ms. Pat Jackson gives beautiful
words of encouragement to young women growing up in the church.
"We’re writing our own history, thank you!"
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