Fatimah Jackson

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Fatimah Jackson (full name Fatimah Linda Collier Jackson) is an African-American biologist and anthropologist. She was a professor of biological anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). She now teaches at Howard University in Washington, D.C. She received her B.A. (cum laude and with distinction in all subjects), M.A., and Ph.D. from Cornell University.[1] She became professor emerita of applied biological anthropology at the University of Maryland after teaching there for 20 years.[2] She is the recipient of the Distinguished Scholar Teacher Award from the University of Maryland in 1995.[3]

Jackson served as director of UNC's Institute of African American Research from 2009 to 2011.[4] Her research on peoples of recent African-descent also led to appearances on the PBS program African American Lives and the BBC's Motherland.[citation needed] She is a convert to Islam and believes that the evolution theory and religion do not contradict each other.[5]

Jackson was recorded at the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) and the Muslim Students' Association (MSA) conference in Chicago in 2003 stating, "American society is not hardwired. The society doesn't have a rigid code. Praise be Allah, we have a code. We have a code! So that gives us an advantage because they are like Jello and we are like a knife."[6]


  1. ^ http://therealyz.wordpress.com/2010/02/19/dr-fatima-jackson-the-green-cure-for-malaria/ Dr. Fatimah Jackson “The Green Solution for Malaria”
  2. ^ Fatimah Jackson, Ph.D at the Wayback Machine (archived May 7, 2009)
  3. ^ Fatimah Jackson, Ph.D: Background Summary at the Wayback Machine (archived May 7, 2009)
  4. ^ http://uncnews.unc.edu/content/view/2715/138/ until 2011.
  5. ^ Hameed, Salman (January 11, 2013). "Muslim thought on evolution takes a step forward". The Guardian. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  6. ^ "Jihad in America: The Grand Deception" 2012, SAE Productions

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