Rose Jackson Interview

Rose Jackson worked especially hard for the protection of Oakville, Louisiana, a centuries-old majority African American community located three blocks from the Mississippi River in Plaquemines Parish. She founded the Oakville Community Action Group and, with her neighbors successfully stopped Industrial Pipe from building a pit burner incinerator at their facility. Rose served for many years on the Louisiana Environmental Action Network(LEAN) Board of Directors, and has assisted other communities in organizing. Rose’s home was flooded and severely damaged during Hurricane Katrina, but she still remains in the small community volunteering at her church and enjoying spending time with her grandchildren. Audio interview with Rose Jackson for Women Pioneers of the Louisiana Environmental Movement by Peggy Frankland, conducted by Jennifer A. Cramer, Director of the T. Harry Williams Center for Oral History. Copyright: Louisiana State University Special Collections.