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Maurice Jackson is a History professor and political activist based in Washington, DC.
Maurice Jackson teaches Atlantic, African-American History, and the history of Washington, DC at Georgetown University. His book, Let This Voice be Heard: Anthony Benezet, Father of Atlantic Abolitionism was published in 2009 by the University of Pennsylvania Press. He is currently at work on a social, political and cultural history of African-Americans in Washington (1790-the present).
He is co-editor with Jackie Bacon of African-Americans and the Haitian Revolution: Selected Essays and Historical Documents, Routledge Press, to be published in January 2010.[dated info] “James and Esther Jackson: A Personal Introspective,” appears in African American Communists and the Origins of the Modern Civil Rights Movement, Routledge Press, 2009. His ‘Friends of the Negro! Fly with me, The path is open to the sea:’ “Remembering the Haitian Revolution in the History, Music and Culture of the African American People,” Early American Studies. April 2008 and “The Rise of Abolition” in The Atlantic World, 1450-2000, Indiana University Press, 2008.
On April 19, 2009, he was inducted into the Washington, D.C. Hall of Fame, for his years of service to the people of the nation’s capital.
Currently, Jackson and his wife Laura live in Washington, D.C. with their two children.
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