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Justin F. Jackson

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Justin F. Jackson is a historian, author and assistant professor of history at Bard College at Simon’s Rock in Great Barrington. Jackson has also lectured on Great Barrington native, author and scholar W.E.B. Du Bois.

Articles by Justin F. Jackson

PART I: W.E.B. Du Bois and his politics: A complicated and controversial legacy

Sunday, 8 Jul 2018 - Undoubtedly the greatest African-American intellectual in U.S. history and an activist who pioneered the modern civil rights movement and worked tirelessly for African peoples’ freedom throughout the world, Du Bois is long overdue for public recognition in Great Barrington and the nation. Yet like Banquo’s ghost, the controversy surrounding Du Bois — and particularly his political ideology and affiliation at the end of his life — will not go down.