Giles B. Jackson
Original Author: Walter Washington Foster
Created: Early twentieth century
Medium: Glass-plate negative
Publisher: Virginia Historical Society

Giles B. Jackson

Giles B. Jackson, sporting a wide-brimmed hat and pocket watch, poses for a glass-plate negative portrait by Richmond photographer Walter Washington Foster. Although born enslaved, Jackson became an attorney, entrepreneur, real-estate developer, newspaper publisher, and civil rights activist.