Teresa Jackson Walker-Price

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Teresa Jackson Walker-Price by Frances Brand

Teresa Jackson Walker-Price is the recipient in 2014 of the Reflector Award for service to the Jefferson School City Center and the community.

Background and Service

Teresa Jackson Walker Price (b. 1925) is a librarian and community organizer. A lifelong Charlottesville resident, Walker-Price continues to be a defender of local Black history and a linchpin of the broader community. Walker-Price worked at multiple Charlottesville City schools, and in the 1960s she was instrumental in helping Black children feel more comfortable in the newly integrated environment. She also became the first Black woman secretary of the Electoral Board. A longtime collaborator with Drewary Brown, Walker Price fought in 2000 for the Jefferson School to remain a community center instead of being demolished.

In 2014, she was honored with the Reflector Award, as the person most influential in the successful effort to save Jefferson School. She is currently a member of the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center Advisory Committee.[1] She was inducted into the Burley Varsity Club in 2017, which seeks to preserve the legacy of Burley High School. [2]


References

  1. E-mail. staffjsaachc@gmail.com, Jefferson School African American Heritage Center. "Teresa Jackson Walker-Price named recipient of 1st Jefferson School Reflector Award." Message to admin@jeffschoolheritagecenter.org. 11 December 2013.
  2. Web. Burley Varsity Club honors 11 community members, Staff reports, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, May 27, 2017, retrieved May 29, 2017.