Reggie Jackson, head docent of America’s Black Holocaust Museum in downtown Milwaukee and a 2006 Concordia University Wisconsin alumnus, will give a black history presentation Tuesday, February 21 at 6 p.m. in the Luptak Terrace Room on the university’s Mequon campus, click here for more directions.
Jackson, who has served as Board Chairman of the Dr. James Cameron Legacy Association since 2012, received the 2016 Courageous Love Award from the First Unitarian Society, as well as the 2015 Eliminating Racism Award from the Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter of the YWCA. His 90-minute presentation, sponsored by Concordia’s Psychology and History departments, is entitled “A Brief History of African Americans in Milwaukee: Their Struggles and Successes.”
Dr. Cameron founded the museum in 1988 to educate people about the injustices suffered by individuals of African heritage in the United States. Jackson began by volunteering at the ABHM, and worked tirelessly with a group of community volunteers to bring the museum back to life as a virtual online museum when it was forced to shutter its doors in 2008.
Jackson represents the museum as a diversity trainer at venues throughout the city, state and around the country, including a recent Without Sanctuary academic conference at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. Last year he drew large audiences to libraries in Milwaukee and Racine for a four-part series entitled, ”Do Black Lives Matter?”