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Lillie Carroll Jackson Civil Rights Museum

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A champion of civil rights activism in Baltimore, Dr. Lillie Carroll Jackson (1889–1975) led the city’s branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) from 1935 to 1970. She worked in close collaboration with Carl Murphy of the Afro-American on NAACP campaigns to end racial segregation, violence, and discrimination. Her efforts included successful efforts to desegregate public education, elect Black political officials, and secure equal employment rights for African Americans. Today her home in the Bolton Hill neighborhood of Baltimore is operated as a civil rights museum by Morgan State University.