Albert Jackson Jr., a Georgia Military College graduate and the first African American to graduate from the junior college, addressed college and prep school cadets at GMC’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Jackson spoke of his personal experience as a black youth growing up in the South. He shared how he developed resiliency by overcoming many hindrances in his life.
Jackson said his negative experiences made him more determined to further his education by applying to college. He became a GMC cadet, and although challenges for Jackson were rampant, he became a great success.