Artura E. Jackson
Artura E. Jackson is a Public Historian who specializes in gender studies, 20th century United States History, and African-American History. Her body of work includes extensive research on Gloria Richardson and the role of gender in the Cambridge Civil Rights Movement. She is a Historian for the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Black History Program.
Artura is a native of Prince George’s County and a proud graduate of Largo High School. She is an alumna of Salisbury University where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in History in 2014, and a Master of Arts degree in History in 2016. While pursuing her graduate degree, Artura served as a Graduate Assistant at the Edward H. Nabb Center for Delmarva History and Culture at Salisbury University. During this time, she also served on the Nabb Center’s Board of Directors, Salisbury University’s African-American History Month Committee, and the Executive Board of the Graduate Student Council.
Artura is a board member of the Hemophilia Association of the Capital Area and she is a member of Phi Alpha Theta honor society. Artura is a member of the Prince George’s County History Consortium. She and other local historians have been working with the Anacostia Trails Heritage Area on a grant from the National Park Service to create a civil rights trail in the county. She designed and developed the curriculum for the She the People Politics Camp. Artura has curated many exhibits and helps research and curate the annual Black History Month Exhibit. She serves on the planning community for annual Juneteenth Festival.