"Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle."

        -- Martin Luther King Jr.


 The New York Times:

A Confederate Dissident, in a Film With Footnotes

Photo Credit: Murray Close

It remains to be seen how Mr. Ross’s film will land with audiences. Kellie Carter Jackson, an assistant professor of history at Hunter College and the author of the coming book “Force and Freedom: Black Abolitionists and the Politics of Violence,” said there was a need for a more accurate depiction of Reconstruction, but noted that Hollywood “has a hard time divesting white men from the center of the universe.” See article here.


Newsone Now with Roland Martin:

The Cosby Exhibit At The Smithsonian Museum of National Museum of African American History & Culture Sparks Controversy.

Kellie Carter Jackson discusses with Roland Martin and Panel, Tuesday, March 29, 2016 See link HERE.




The New York Times: How Do You Tell the Story of Black America in One Museum?

The National Museum of African American History and Culture, opening in Washington in
September, had some delicate decisions to make about slavery, Bill Cosby and President Obama. Dr. Kellie Carter Jackson is quoted here.

A Dicussion with Kellie Carter Jackson on Mental Dialogue

Click here: Hear the discussion on Race, Roots, and Teaching American History

"Slavery, Dissent & Reconcilation: Harvard Histories"

A panel discussion presented by the Office for the Arts at Harvard University, the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, and  the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. 

Moderator Tim McCarthy, Panelists: Sven Beckert, HArvard University; Salamishah Tillet, University of Pennslyvania; Kellie Carter Jackson, Hunter College, CUNY; and Brian Knep (artist, Deep Wounds


Smart Talk: PA African-Americans in Civil War

Scott Lamar discusses The Civil War in Pennsylvania: The African American Experience with Editor Samuel Black and Contributor Kellie Carter Jackson

The book "tells the little known but extremely important stories of blacks and the Civil War providing new insights into such topics as emigration, abolitionism, civil rights, armed resistance, service in the war and more.  It treats the war with circumspection from a point of view that defines the conflict as a war over slavery and the opportunity to liberate the masses of Africans from bondage."  That's a direct quote from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, which published the book last year.

As part of Black History Month, Smart Talk features the book's editor, Samuel W. Black, and a contributing essayist Dr. Kellie Carter Jackson of the African-American Studies Department at Harvard University and whose research focuses on black abolitionists and violent political discourse.

 Listen to Full Radio Interview HERE.


Cambridge Public Library Lecture

Kellie Carter Jackson on Hollywood and History: Discussing Lincoln and Django Unchained