On Monday, October 30, 2017, Dr. Jackson delivered the Distinguished Diversity Scholar Career Award Lecture, "From Affirmative Action to Diversity in Higher Education":

The celebration of diversity in higher education has been a long time coming. There are many reasons for this tortuous path and we will explore some of them in my talk. The University of Michigan has been a leader in this journey, but not without its own missteps in the larger context of racialized social and political beliefs, and actions in the larger culture of the United States.

View Dr. Jackson's lecture below:

Bridging the Past, Present and Future: Forty Years of Research on Black Americans

This day-long symposium immediately preceded Dr. Jackson's Distinguished Diversity Scholar Lecture, bringing together many of Dr. Jackson’s former students, collaborators, and colleagues to discuss issues of race, ethnicity, and health outcomes.

Aging and Physical Health Research
Tom LaVeist, George Washington University (PPT)
Peter Litchenberg, Wayne State University
Briana Metzuk, University of Michigan

Research on Discrimination and Social Identity
Courtney Cogburn, Columbia University (PPT)
Patrica Gurin, University of Michigan
Eleanor Seaton, Arizona State University (PPT)
David Williams, Harvard University (PPT)

Research from the Ground-Breaking Program for Research on Black Americans Data Sets with a focus on Politics, Religion, Caribbean Blacks, & Adolescents
R. Khari Brown, Wayne State University (PPT)
Cleopatra Howard Caldwell, University of Michigan
Linda Chatters, University of Michigan
Ishtar Govia, University of the West Indies
Robert J. Taylor, University of Michigan

The Mental Health of Black Americans
Carl Bell, Jackson Park Hospital Family Medicine Clinic (PPT)
Darrell Hudson, Washington University
Harold W. Neighbors, Michigan State University (PPT)
Belinda Tucker, University of California at Los Angeles