Board of Advisors

The Jackson Center Board of Advisors is an international network of oral historians, community activists, scholars, and visionaries who guide, extend, and deepen our work.  The Board of Advisors has been critical to the Jackson Center throughout its history.  While this board does not convene regularly, it is a group of Jackson Center consultants who are committed to our mission.

Virginia Carson
Director Emeritus, UNC-Chapel Hill Campus Y

Dennis Farrington
Elder, St. Joseph CME Church, Chapel Hill

Benjamin Filene
Associate Professor and Director of Public History, UNC-Greensboro

Natalie Fousekis
Assistant Professor and Associate Director, Center for Oral and Public History, Cal State Fullerton

Michael Frisch
Professor and Senior Research Scholar, American Studies and History, University at Buffalo, SUNY

Jacquelyn Hall
Julia Cherry Spruill Professor of History and Director, Southern Oral History Program, UNC-Chapel Hill

Troy F. Harrison
Pastor, Israel Metropolitan CME Church, Greenville, SC

Marian Cheek Jackson
Church Historian, St. Joseph CME Church, Chapel Hill

Michelle Laws
Professor of Sociology, North Carolina Central University and President, Chapel Hill-Carrboro Branch, NC NAACP

Soyini Madison
Professor of Performance Studies, African Studies, and Anthropology, Northwestern University

Al McSurely
Legal Redress Chair, NC NAACP

Tim Tyson
Senior Research Scholar, Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University

Peter Wasamba
Professor of Oral Literature, University of Nairobi

Monica Palmeira: Community Action Consultant

Alexander Stephens: Civic Media Consultant