David H. Jackson Jr.

Portrait of David H. Jackson Jr.

David H. Jackson Jr. is provost and vice chancellor for Academic Affairs at North Carolina Central University. He is the author of Booker T. Washington and the Struggle against White Supremacy: The Southern Educational Tours, 1908-1912 (2008) and has published over four dozen scholarly articles, book chapters, short essays, and book reviews, and has presented over 100 scholarly papers and speeches at professional conferences, universities, public schools, and other venues throughout the United States. 
Jackson was a 2017 Fulbright-Hays Fellow and studied in Botswana and Namibia. He has visited seven countries on the continent of Africa over the course of his professorial career.
Jackson is former associate provost for Graduate Education and dean of the School of Graduate Studies, Research, and Continuing Education at Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University where he received numerous awards from the university, including multiple teaching and research awards and the Rattler Pride Award for Community Leadership; he was also named one of the university's “Outstanding Alumni of the Quasquicentennial.” In 2014 he received the American Historical Association’s Equity Award in recognition of his achievements in training and mentoring minority historians, having sent more than thirty students to doctoral programs in the last decade.

Featured Lecture

OAH Lectures

Lecture will examine Booker T. Washington's Southern Educational Tours and how he used them to place black progress on display while simultaneously undermining white supremacist arguments about black regression and degeneration.
This lecture discusses Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's legacy and examines how he would assess the current state of race and race relations in America if he were alive today.
Lecture examines the life and legacy of Charles Banks, Booker T. Washington's chief lieutenant in Mississippi. Banks became the most powerful African American leader in Mississippi during the Progressive Era. His major work as a business leader was done from Mound Bayou, Mississippi, reputedly the oldest all-black town in America.
Lecture discusses the life and legacy of Bishop Henry McNeal Turner, one of the most progressive ministers/leaders of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The speech covers his ideas about ordaining women for the ministry, reparations for African Americans, and his ideas about blacks going back to Africa, among other things.
This lecture examines the major areas of focus scholars of the African Diaspora should have while they are doing their work as researchers and teachers.