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Dr David Walter Jackson III

African American Studies

Personal Biography Statement

Dr. David W. Jackson III, is an assistant professor of Africana Studies at Metropolitan State University of Denver. Dr. Jackson teaches Black Perspectives on the Bible, Introduction to Africana Studies, The Black Community, Survey of African History, and Online courses. He earned a BA in general studies (emphasis in African American World Studies) from the University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, an MA in African-American World Studies from the University of Iowa, and a PhD in interdisciplinary studies from the University of Iowa (African-American Material Culture). Prior to coming to MSU Denver he served as museum curator for the African American Cultural and Heritage Museum of Iowa. He also taught at the University of Iowa and the University of Tennessee. He is the producer of an oral video history project entitled, African-American Voices of the Cedar Valley. This project consists of four volumes of extensive interviews with notable African-Americans in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls area. Upon completing this arduous task he was recognized for his accomplishments by receiving two awards the Trio Achiever of the Year award for the State of Iowa and the Midwest Trio Achiever Award. He is also co-author of the book, The Maid Narratives: Black Domestics and White Families in the Jim Crow South. He has published in several scholarly journals such as the Journal of Black Psychology and the Journal of Western Black Studies. Currently, he is producing a four volume oral video history project called African-American Voices of Denver. These extensive interviews seek to capture the life experiences of notable African Americans living in Denver, Colorado and the surrounding areas.

Courses Taught


Office Hours

Monday - [02:00 to 03:15]
Wednesday - [02:00 to 03:15]

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Current Semester Schedule

30381 AAS-1010-008 Intro to Africana Studies MW 1400-1515
31601 AAS-1010-005 Intro to Africana Studies TBA TBA-TBA
31842 HIS-1940-009 Survey of African History MW 1100-1215
32742 AAS-1130-007 Survey of African History TBA TBA-TBA
32744 AAS-1130-009 Survey of African History MW 1100-1215
32764 HIS-1940-032 Survey of African History TBA TBA-TBA
35687 AAS-490B-001 Black Perspect on Bible Histor TR 1100-1215
35924 AAS-3980-001 Internship in Africana Studies TBA TBA-TBA

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