Black Resistance, Grit, Faith, and Perseverance


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Document Type

Short Film

Publication Date

Winter 2-9-2023


Presenter: Mr. Mitchell Jackson

Event Moderator: Dr. Cathy Donald-Whitney

Introduction of Speaker: Dr. Michelle Buggs

Date: February 9, 2023

Time: 11:30 am-12:45 pm

Event Location: McKinney Campus Conference Center (Live)

Event Location: Frisco Campus Conference Center (Live Stream)

Frisco Campus Event Facilitator: Dr. Tracey McKenzie

Mr. Mitchell Jackson’s Bio

Mr. Mitchell S. Jackson is the winner of the 2021 Pulitzer Prize in Feature Writing and the 2021 National Magazine Award in Feature Writing. Jackson’s novel The Residue Years won a Whiting Award and The Ernest J. Gaines Prize for Literary Excellence. His essay collection Survival Math: Notes on an All-American Family was named a best book of 2019 by fifteen publications. Jackson’s other honors include fellowships, grants, and awards from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, Creative Capital, the Cullman Center of the NYPL, the Lannan Foundation, PEN, and TED. His writing has been featured on the cover of the New York Times Magazine, the New York Times Book Review, Time, and Esquire, as well as in The New Yorker, Harpers, The Paris Review, The Guardian, and elsewhere. Jackson is a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and a columnist for Esquire. He holds the John O. Whiteman Dean’s Distinguished Professorship in the English Department of Arizona State University.

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