Opening Convocation with Dr. Kellie Carter Jackson 

13 September 2023

Mon, September 11, 2023 • 3:00pm – 4:00pm • Skinner Memorial Chapel.

Kellie Carter Jackson is the Michael and Denise ‘68 Associate Professor in the Department of Africana Studies and the chair of Africana Studies at Wellesley College. She is the author of the award-winning book Force & Freedom: Black Abolitionists and the Politics of Violence.  Her book won the James Broussard Best First Book Prize and was a finalist for the Frederick Douglass Book Prize, the Museum of African American History Stone Book Prize and listed among 13 books to read on African American History by the Washington Post. Her essays have been featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, The Atlantic, The Guardian, The Los Angeles Times, and the Boston Globe. She has also been featured as a host of interviews or documentaries for Netflix, MSNBC, PBS, Good Morning America, CBS Mornings, CNN, MSNBC, and AppleTV’s highly acclaimed “Lincoln’s Dilemma.” She is the host and executive producer of “You Get a Podcast!: The Unauthorized Study of the Queen of Talk and co-host of the Radiotopia podcast “This Day in Esoteric Political History.” Carter Jackson serves as a Historian-in-Residence for the Museum of African American History in Boston and is a commissioner for the Massachusetts Historical Commission. Her next book, We Refuse: A Forceful History of Black Resistance to White Supremacy will be out in the spring of 2024 with Basic Books.