Michael s father joseph joe walter jackson who was a former boxer worked at u s. The jackson family is an american family of musicians and entertainers from gary indiana six children of joseph walter or joe and katherine esther jackson form the members of motown boy band the jackson 5 later known as the jacksons.
Michael s mother katherine esther scruse worked part time at sears to help support the family.
Gary indiana michael jackson. Wls a three day festival to celebrate michael jackson s birthday is doing more than just remembering the singer it s celebrating young artists and helping revitalize part of gary. The jackson 5 featured jackie tito jermaine marlon and michael who died at age 50 in 2009. Michael jackson museum won t push out charter school jackson museum moving forward in gary indiana gary indiana mayor rudy clay and members of the jackson family foundation including joe jackson will hold a press conference on wednesday june 2.
He was the eighth of ten children in the jackson family a working class african american family living in a two bedroom house on jackson street. Michael jackson s last trip to gary in i was there and it was an exciting day june 11 2003 i have original footage of the day email me at steadymackin co. Michael said music was always his family s destiny only 25 miles from downtown chicago gary was where joseph joe jackson settled at age 18 and is where he met and courted future wife.
Joe worked as their manager. Michael jackson was born 29 august 1958 in gary indiana to an african american working class family. The jackson family both as a musical group and as solo artists have achieved success in the field of popular music from the.
I have heard michael jackson could make 16 000 000 000 billion dollars with the jackson 5 or jackson family like other black families who are equal to them my name is mark anthony gayle and i am a black male like michael jackson jamaica or black america black females or other race females xoxoxo my gift of knowledge to you not adopted michael jackson family home is there for you michael. The jackson family lived in a two bedroom house in gary indiana which is an industrial city near chicago. Jackie and tito were in gary on wednesday for events related to the upcoming groundbreaking for the northwestern indiana city s hard rock casino said mark spencer director of west side theatre guild.
His mother katherine esther jackson née scruse played clarinet and piano had aspired to be a country and western performer and worked part time at sears. Michael joseph jackson was born in gary indiana near chicago on august 29 1958.