Jackson, Clyde

Biography:

A strong advocate for economic development in the African American community, he founded the United Black Front in 1968, initially as a social service agency to aid victims of the riots, and was a prime mover in the Black Construction Coalition, which developed the Pittsburgh Plan and secured more than 1,000 jobs for African Americans in the construction industry. He created and operated Wylie-Centre Industry, first black-owned nail factory in the world and, in the 1970s, headed the Greater Pittsburgh Business Development Corporation, successor to the United Black Front. -- Pittsburgh Urban League WWW site.

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