May 2017

Monday, May 1st – 7:00-9:00pm

PRINCE AMONG SLAVES: Film Screening and Audience Talkback

2017 Milwaukee Muslim Film Festival

Audience Talkback re: The Connection Between Slavery and Islam by Reggie Jackson, ABHM Head Griot

UWM Cinema, Union 2nd Floor

2200 E. Kenwood Boulevard

Milwaukee WI 53211

Free and open to the public


Monday, May 15th – 6:30-8:15pm

The Hidden Impact of Segregation in Milwaukee County

Lecture/Q & A as part of a Panel, by Reggie Jackson, ABHM Head Griot



Sponsored by the Black Student Union

Wauwatosa West High School

11400 W Center St, Milwaukee, WI 53222

Free and open to the public

About Reggie Jackson

Reggie Jackson speaking at ABHM’s Founder’s Day Gathering for Racial Repair and Reconciliation in February 2017. Photo: Pat A. Robinson

Reggie Jackson first volunteered with America’s Black Holocaust Museum in 2002. A year later, he was appointed Head Griot (pronounced GREE-oh) and began training the new griots. By the time the bricks-and-mortar museum closed in June 2008, he had led hundreds of tours.

Reggie became a close friend and protegé of ABHM founder, Dr. James Cameron. Since Cameron’s death in 2006, Reggie has served as an expert on the life of this unsung civil rights hero and lynching survivor. He authored the Afterword of Dr. Cameron’s memoir, A Time of Terror: A Survivors Story, 3rd edition.

After the building closed, Reggie joined a task force of community activists determined to keep Dr. Cameron’s museum and legacy alive. They formed the Dr. James Cameron Legacy Foundation and in 2012 began to operate America’s Black Holocaust Museum as a “museum without walls.”

Reggie served as the Cameron Legacy Foundation’s first board president until January 2017 and helped establish not only the online museum but also the popular Griots To Go Speakers Bureau.

In his role as ABHM’s Head Griot, Reggie has been a much sought-after speaker on Black Holocaust topics regionally and nationally for over a decade. He presents the untold and seldom-told stories in African-American history at schools, libraries, churches, and businesses – and conducts diversity and race relations training.

Mr. Jackson has also taught Contemporary Social Problems and Introduction to Sociology as an adjunct professor at Concordia University and worked as a special education teacher in Milwaukee middle schools.

He is the 2015 winner of the Eliminating Racism Award from southeast Wisconsin’s YWCA and the 2016 Courageous Love Award from the First Unitarian Society.


The rescue of Joshua Glover as depicted in a mural by Ammar Nsoroma in Milwaukee WI.

Wednesday, May 17th – 6:00-7:30pm

The Struggles of Joshua Glover

Lecture/Q & A by Reggie Jackson, ABHM Head Griot

Racine Public Library

75 Seventh Street

Racine, WI 53403


Free and open to the public



Thursday, May 25th – 6:30-8:00pm

The Impact of Segregation on the Health and Healthcare of African Americans in Milwaukee

Lecture/Q & A by Reggie Jackson, ABHM Head Griot

Milwaukee Area Health Education Center (MAHEC)

Not open to the public


Events in June 2017 here.


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