Jackson P. Burley

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Jackson P. Burley was an educator, church worker, and a member of the "Four Hundred Club" of prominent African-American businessmen[1].

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Biography

Burley was born in Stony Point in Albemarle County, educated at the Hampton Institute, and died on July 1, 1945.

Legacy

In the mid-20th century[when?], he sold a 17-acre tract of land on Rose Hill Drive to the City of Charlottesville for the construction of Jackson Burley School,[2] now known as Burley Middle School. [1]

On September 6, 2011, Charlottesville granted the honorary street name "Jackson P. Burley" to the portion of Rose Hill Drive from Preston Avenue to Madison Avenue.[3]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Web. Honorary Street Name – Jackson P. Burley on Rose Hill Drive from Preston to Madison, James Tolbert, Director of Neighborhood Development Services, City of Charlottesville, retrieved September 1, 2011.
  2. "Jackson P. Burley School." African American Heritage. Virginia Foundation for the Humanities. 17 June 2009 <http://www.aaheritageva.org>.
  3. Web. Charlottesville City Council meeting minutes, .pdf, Council Chambers, City of Charlottesville, Sep 6 2011.