Explorations in Black Leadership

Co-Directed by Phyllis Leffler & Julian Bond

Jackson, Juanita (1913–1992)

Admitted to the bar in 1950, Jackson was the first black woman to practice law in Maryland. After Brown v. Board of Education, she filed the suits that made Maryland the first southern state to integrate its public schools. She also advocated cases that forced Baltimore city agencies to hire black public employees and that desegregated both state and municipal public facilities and parks. She worked on the White House Conference on Children in 1940 and the White House Conference to Fulfill These Rights in 1966. In 1987 she was inducted to the Maryland Woman’s Hall of Fame.