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Maurice Jackson

Department of History, African American Studies Program


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Maurice Jackson is an associate professor of history and African-American studies and an affiliated professor of performing arts (jazz) at Georgetown University. He was also a fellow at Georgetown's Center for Social Justice from 2011 to 2014 and taught a class supported through the Berkley Center's Doyle Seminars project. Jackson is the author of Let This Voice Be Heard, Anthony Benezet Father of Atlantic Abolitionism (2009) and co-editor of African Americans and The Haitian Revolution: Selected Essays and Historical Documents (2010); he has also written numerous journal articles and book chapters. A former shipyard rigger, longshoreman, house painter, and longtime organizer, Jackson was a Kluge Fellow at the Library of Congress during 2005 and 2006 and was a 2011-2012 fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. He has also written liner notes for CDs by jazz artist Hank Jones and was inducted into the Washington, D.C. Hall of Fame in 2009. Jackson holds a B.A. from Antioch College and M.A. and Ph.D. from Georgetown University.