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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

55987 AAS-1010-009 Intro to Africana Studies TBA TBA-TBA
55989 AAS-1130-040 Survey of African History TBA TBA-TBA
56002 HIS-1940-040 Survey of African History FYS TBA TBA-TBA
57940 AAS-3300-001 The Black Community MW 1530-1645
59576 AAS-1010-005 Intro to Africana Studies TR 1530-1645
60472 AAS-490B-001 Black Perspect on Bible Histor TR 1230-1345
60643 SOC-3140-001 The Black Community MW 1530-1645