Jackson to Discuss Experiences at Selma

Alumnus Alphonso Jackson will present “The Road from Selma to the White House” at 8 p.m. March 30 in Baldwin Hall Auditorium.

The event will follow a 6 p.m. screening of the film “Selma,” which chronicles Martin Luther King Jr.’s campaign to secure equal voting rights in 1965. Jackson, who was among the marchers, will share his story and participate in a round-table discussion.

Jackson was appointed as the 13th secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in March 2004. His other positions include: service as the director of the Department of Public and Assisted Housing in Washington, D.C.; chairperson for the District of Columbia Redevelopment Land Agency Board; director of Public Safety for the City of St. Louis; and executive director for the St. Louis Housing Authority.

Jackson earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in education administration from Truman. He also received a law degree from Washington University.

This event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow in the Ruth W. Towne Museum and Visitors Center.

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