Gary, Ind. Celebrates Jackson


If you aren’t on Jackson media overload, take a look at this story examining Jackson’s legacy in his hometown of Gary, Indiana.

Gary was founded as company town for U.S. Steel.

Jackson’s father, Joseph Jackson, was a steelworker here.

The share of people living below the poverty line in Gary, a city of about 97,700, grew to 33.2 percent in 2007 from 25.8 percent in 2000, according to Census statistics cited in the story.

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