Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame: Brinda J. Jackson, Groundbreaking Architect by Kerry Prichard Posted 8/14/2017 12:00 am When Brinda J. Jackson became the first African-American valedictorian of Lake Village High School in 1979, a racial slight turned her youth's crowning achievement into a painful, all-night cry. Want the Full Article? Get Unlimited Archive Access for $19.95 per Year Readers must pay to access articles older than 15 days. Articles newer than 15 days are not included in this offer. Purchase Now Already have archive access? Login to view this article.