Kennell Jackson

Professor Emeritus

Kennell A. Jackson Jr. earned a bachelor's degree from Hampton Institute, now Hampton University, in 1962 and went on to win fellowships to study at the University of California-Los Angeles, the University of Ghana and Cambridge University, before earning his doctorate from UCLA. He joined Stanford's faculty in 1969 as assistant professor of African history. At Stanford, he served as Branner Hall's resident fellow for a quarter century and as director of the African and African American Studies Program for close to a decade. Read Professor Jackson's obituary in Stanford News .