Keynote Speaker

Dr. Kelly Carter-Jackson

Kellie Carter Jackson signing her book

Kellie Carter Jackson is the Michael and Denise ‘68 Associate Professor of Africana Studies at Wellesley College. She is also a former Newhouse Faculty Fellow for the Center of the Humanities at Wellesley College. Carter Jackson’s research focuses on slavery and the abolitionists, violence as a political discourse, historical film, and black women’s history. She earned her B.A at her beloved Howard University and her Ph.D from Columbia University working with the esteemed historian Eric Foner

To learn more about Dr. Kelly Carter-Jackson, please visit her website


Book cover of Force and Freedom
  • Finalist for the Frederick Douglass Book Prize
  • Winner of the James H. Broussard Award
  • Finalist for the Museum of African American History Stone Book Award
  • One of 13 Books to Read on the History of Black America by the Washington Post
  • Favorite Book of 2019 for the “This is Hell” podcast