Living Legend at 95

Our 95 year old Living Legend talks life history, and community improvement. Audrey Nabor-Jacksons long life and commitment to community service is exemplary. She discusses politics and change she has been engaged in and witnessed the last 95 years. It is quite a ride described by an extraordinary woman.

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Count Time Podcast Living Legend Audrey Nabor-Jackson

LD and Audrey Jackson

Selected quotes and notes from Count Time Podcast with LD Azobra Interview with Audrey N Jackson

Good evening. Good evening. Good evening it’s 4:00 PM. Stand up it’s count time, time for every man and woman to stand up and be counted. Welcome to another edition of Count Time podcast. I am brother LD Azobra formerly named Lyman white. Thank you for joining us today.

Well, once again, we have a very, very special guest here. We’re talking about a true living legend and how honored I am to be here at her wonderful home in the big city of Zachary, Louisiana. Cheneyville. And I’d like to thank her for giving us the opportunity to come here, I have the Queen herself, Miss Audrey Nabor-Jackson. Ms. Jackson, we are honored to be here at your home and thank you for inviting us here. Welcome to Count Time.

LD with Audrey Jackson

Thank you. And thank you for thinking about me. It’s really an honor and a pleasure to be able to talk to you.

First of all, you went to school, you live in Zachary, but you went to school in Baton Rouge, right?So how did that happen?

Okay, I was born in New Orleans on July 10. My date is not listed, so I won’t tell you my date, but I am 95.

You would not believe this young lady is 95. No way. She jumps up, move around, just do everything got it all going on.

Audrey Jackson bday

And the other thing is that my father worked on the spillway in New Orleans and then we moved to Baton Rouge when I was five years old and he started working at the savvy at where we saw is up there next to the standard all used to be Savvy, Allied Chemical and Standard oil. But since that time they’ve changed all the names and it’s not And I don’t know what I think is Allied Chemical or something.

I think the first house we stayed on was 2500 Grace Street was right around the corner from Reverend Weatheris. They lived on Gracie in the 24th on the box and we lived on the 25th, 1st.

I’ll let you know why we have Ms. Jackson here today, because she is the genealogist of North Baton Rouge, Zachary Cheneyville. And what that is Southern Lab, which was the Southern is it called


laboratory demonstrated labor demonstrated. But now it’s just Southern Lab. It’s a demonstrated school because that was the only way the teachers at Southern in the 40s and 39 could do practice teachers to be teachers.

So they use the high school to train to demonstrate teachers? And that’s why it was named Southern University Demonstration High School. That is interesting all by itself. So now as we are in your home, you have history all over this house. I mean, it is amazing. It isn’t a Museum like a Museum. It is a Museum of your family, your family tree, your family history and your godchildren grandchildren, your children. But to have your great great grandmother. You got pictures of these people?

Yeah. I have my great great grandmother. There she is right there. That’s my great great grandmother. I have pictures of my great great grandfather