The Legacy Project
> The designer and creator of the sculpture, Spencer Evans, visited Corsicana and spoke with elders, leaders and former students of Mr. Jackson along with a year of researching and learning about the man to create the final design.
> Once complete, the bronze sculpture will take its place at Legacy Park, and be included in Corsicana's Bronze Tour, have an audio story as well as a dedicated plaque at the statue to help tell the story of Principal Jackson and those he influences during his life (1854-1940).
> The park is a one-arce plot of land on which Mr. Jackson's original home stood, and is the natural entry into Corsicana on Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard/7th Avenue, which will be enjoyed by residents and visitors.
> The Legacy Project is the current funding effort for the GW Jackson Multicultural Society, a 501C3 non-profit organization. With financial support from foundations, businesses and community members, the society's goal is to celebrate the opening of the park in 2021. All donations are welcome.
To collect and preserve recent and historical accomplishments of African Americans who made significant contribution to the Corsicana community. The GW Jackson Multicultural Society is able to fulfill its mission largely through the gifts and vision of the late Lois Jean Hart, a former student at the famously excellent GW Jackson High School for African Americans.
To read more information about GW Jackson Multicultural Society head over to our Resources tab. There you will find more updated information and the exciting things coming to Corsicana.
GW Jackson home formally located at the intersection of Martin Luther King and 5th Street
Future site of The Legacy Park.
Spencer Evans with the GW Jackson Sculpture
The making of the GW Jackson Sculpture.
Spencer Evans' original plan for the GW Jackson sculpture developed as he learned more about the man whose legacy left a lasting impact on his community. Inspired by the stories of those who knew him, Evans said he gained unique perspective into the project after meeting with former students of GW Jackson School.
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