Reid Jackson Sr., Morgan professor, dies at 83
A memorial service for Reid E. Jackson Sr., a retired Morgan State University professor who formerly taught and had been an administrator at several other colleges, will be held at 1 p.m. tomorrow at the Bethel A.M.E. Church, 1300 Druid Hill Ave.
Dr. Jackson, who was 83, died Saturday at Union Memorial Hospital. He had been in failing health for about a year. He lived on Winston Avenue.
Born in Paducah, Ky., the son of the late educator George Washington Jackson and Julia Reid Jackson was reared in Louisville and attended public schools there.
For most of his adult life, Dr. Jackson was a teacher and administrator at historically black colleges and universities, including Talladega College in Alabama, Southern University in Baton Rouge, La., Alabama State University, West Virginia State University and Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio, which he helped to establish.
Throughout his life, Dr. Jackson was a strong advocate of the equality of black Americans in education. The author of many articles published in scholarly journals, he was known to students as a personable but straightforward instructor who motivated them to achieve success.
Dr. Jackson gave about 15 years service to Morgan, beginning in the mid-1960s, as either a full-time or part-time professor and as a volunteer, according to his son, Reid Jackson II.
Dr. Jackson's love of academe kept him coming to campus regularly to talk with professors and students after he was no longer employed at the university.
He amazed students and friends at his ability to keep abreast of current affairs -- including sports and rap music.
He was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity and held the national office of editor of its periodical, the Sphinx, in the late 1940s.
Dr. Jackson's wife, the former Lelia Elizabeth Loga, died last year.
Survivors include a daughter, Annette Dawson of Baltimore; a son, Dr. Reid Jackson II of Silver Spring; a brother, Dr. Blyden Jackson of Chapel Hill, N.C.; three grandsons; a granddaughter; and two great-grandsons. A memorial service for Mildred B. Morgan, who had been a volunteer worker, will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at St. David's Episcopal Church, Roland Avenue and Oakdale Road.
Mrs. Morgan, who was 77 and lived on Pratt Avenue in Murray Hill, died Sunday of cancer at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center.
She had completed more than 3000 hours of volunteer work at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center and had supervised fund drives for the American Heart Association.
She was a member of the Woman's Club of Roland Park.
The former Mildred Bealmear was a native of Baltimore and a graduate of the Girls' Latin School.
Her husband of 50 years, Clarence Morgan, retired as general manager of the Consolidated Engineering Co. He manages the bookstore at St. Mary's Seminary and University School of Theology and Ecumenical Institute.
In addition to her husband, her survivors include a son, Charles F. Morgan of Baltimore; a daughter, Chloris Flannery of Barnstable, Mass.; a brother, Howard Bealmear Jr. of Greenwood, S.C.; and five grandchildren.
The family suggested that memorial gifts could be made to St. David's Church or the American Cancer Society.