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Johnny Jackson Jr.

A lover of his family, his friends & his city

Johnny Jackson Jr., was a former New Orleans city councilman, state representative and 9th Ward community leader.

From 1986 to 1994, Jackson served as the District E representative on the City Council, representing New Orleans East and the upper and Lower 9th Wards. Prior to his two terms at City Hall, he served in the state House of Representatives for 14 years.

A New Orleans native, Jackson was a graduate of George Washington Carver High School, Southern University at New Orleans and Tulane University.

He was director of the Desire Community Center at the time of the 1970 standoff between New Orleans police and members of the Black Panther Party, who used the center to offer breakfast and tutoring programs for children.