Aaron: Negro Leagues veteran Roosevelt Jackson dies at age 100

From Darian Aaron at WRBL.com on May 8, 2018:

Before Roosevelt Jackson’s death on May 5, he was known by many as the oldest living player, manager and scout of The Negro Baseball League. Born in Gay, Georgia in 1917-he filled 100 years of life in service to others-on and off the baseball field, which was no easy feat as the grandson of slaves. News 3 sat down with one of his eight children to learn more about the man who continues to draw applause even as he slides into his forever home. 

Inside her Buena Vista apartment, siblings Brandy and Lavelt Jackson flip through pages of a book chronicling the life and career of their late father Roosevelt Jackson. A man who had no formal education and declared legally blind in his later years-was never supposed to taste the sweetness of success. But he found it in the Negro Baseball League. 

“My dad lived to be 100 years old and not too many people that we know have made it to be one hundred,” says Lavelt Jackson.

Read the full article here: http://www.wrbl.com/news/georgia/negro-baseball-leagues-roosevelt-jackson-passes-away/1166040310

Originally published: May 9, 2018. Last Updated: May 9, 2018.