FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27TH – 8:30am – Noon

Race & the Criminal Justice System

A Presentation by a Panel of Experts, including  Reggie Jackson, ABHM Head Griot (Oral Historian)

Mr. Jackson will specifically address the impact of racial bias and residential segregation on the policies and practices of Milwaukee County’s criminal justice system.

Milwaukee County Courts

Downtown Milwaukee

Milwaukee WI 53202

Not open to the public

About Reggie Jackson

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.

Reggie Jackson speaking about healing the racial divide in Milwaukee at Centennial Hall in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin, February 25, 2017. Pat A. Robinson photo

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.


MONDAY, OCTOBER 30TH – 6-7:30pm

How We Got Here

Lecture/Q & A by Reggie Jackson, ABHM Head Griot (Oral Historian)

Reggie explains the events in US history that have led to the racial divides and dilemmas we now experience across our nation – and how we can transform and heal our future. The talk is followed by a Q & A session.

Kenosha Dismantling Racism

Kenosha, Wisconsin

Not Open to the Public