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James Jackson (1944-2020)

James Jackson (1944-2020)

Professor James S. Jackson, passed away Tuesday evening, September 1st, in Ann Arbor after a long battle with cancer. He passed away peacefully with his wife, Toni, and daughters Ariana and Kendra by his side.

James Jackson was the Founder and Leader of the Program for Research on Black Americans.

Summer Mentoring Workshop Canceled

Summer Mentoring Workshop Canceled

We have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Summer Mentoring Workshop on African American Aging Research sponsored by the Michigan Center for Urban African American Aging Research.

#WeGlobal in Rural Louisiana

#WeGlobal in Rural Louisiana

#WeGlobal: African Americans Living Abroad is a project of the Program for Research on Black Americans. Dr. Deborah Robinson, Director of AALA, speaks in libraries and museums about the initiative and uses the opportunity to “crowdsource” contacts of African Americans…

MLK’s Legacy for Social and Behavioral Science Research

MLK’s Legacy for Social and Behavioral Science Research

PRBA took the lead for the Research Center for Group Dynamics in organizing the ISR commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday with a panel entitled, MLK’s Legacy for Social and Behavioral Science Research. This theme was quite fitting because in September 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr…

Robinson Returns to PRBA

Robinson Returns to PRBA

Dr. Deborah Robinson has been appointed Research Investigator within the Research Center for Group Dynamics (RCGD), at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research. She is also Assistant Director for International Projects at the Program for Research on Black Americans, which is a part of RCGD.

Psychiatrist Carl Bell dies at 71

Psychiatrist Carl Bell dies at 71

Carl C. Bell was a scholar, activist, educator, administrator, navy officer, leader in the community mental health movement, as well as a renowned psychiatrist. Maybe more than anything else, he was committed to the African American community of southside Chicago. He worked tirelessly to reduce all forms of violence there, and nationally.