Dr. Alicia Jackson, associate professor of history at Covenant College, will deliver an address in honor of Black History Month this Thursday, Feb. 21, at 11 a.m. in Memorial Hall.
Jackson, who received her Ph.D. from the University of Mississippi, has taught a number of courses at Covenant, including African American History Since 1865; American Civil War; Modern Africa; New South; Twentieth Century World History; and U.S. History Since 1877.
A native of south Louisiana, her research interests include African American, oral and southern history as well as southern folklore. Her dissertation, “The Colored Methodist Episcopal Church and the Struggle for Progressive Reform and Autonomy in the New South,” examined the role of the CME church in promoting reform in the South during the turn of the 20th century.
Jackson’s current research focuses on an African American legislator who served in the Georgia legislator during Reconstruction.