Oral history interview with Anthony W. Jackson, 1998


Jackson, Anthony (Anthony Wells) (Interviewee)
Zane, Sharon (Interviewer)
Oral history interview with Anthony W. Jackson, 1998
Other Titles
Reminiscences of Anthony W. Jackson, 1998
Early life and education: born Los Angeles, CA 1953, middle-class neighborhood in central L.A., bussed to junior high and high school in West LA, awareness of, but little involvement in, civil rights movement, graduated from University High School 1971, undergraduate at University of California at Berkeley, study abroad at University of Sussex, England, M.A. and Ph.D. Psychology University of Michi gan, creation and organization of "Black Families and the Medium of Television" conference; post-college career: work in Congress with Congressman Ted Weiss of New York as recipient of Congressional Science Fellowship from the American Academy for the Advancement of Sciences, staff member for California Congressman George Miller working with Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families; work with Carnegie Corporation of New York [Carnegie]: staff director of Carnegie Council on Adolescent Development, writing of Turning Points report on middle-school education, dissemination and impact of Turning Points, move to program officer for Carnegie grant making program in New York, creation and implementation of Middle Grade School State Policy Initiative, changes to implementation and policy resulting in Turning Points 2000: Educating Adolescents in the 21st Century, other important educational grant activities including monitoring racial and ethnic group issues; post- Carnegie work for Walt Disney Company as director of the Disney Learning Partnership; thoughts about leadership changes at Carnegie
Collection Name
Carnegie Corporation project. Part 2
Psychologists; Middle school education--United States; Teenagers--Education--United States; Jackson, Anthony (Anthony Wells); Carnegie Corporation of New York; United States. Congress; Black families and the medium of television; Turning points 2000
oral histories
Physical Description
104 pages; sound files : digital preservation master, WAV files (96 kHz, 24 bit)
Note (Biographical)
Note (Funding)
Digital reproduction funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Digitized by Safe Sound Archive, Philadelphia, 2010
Interviewed by: Sharon Zane, June, 5, 16, 23 & Sept. 17, 1998
Service copy (44 kHz, 16 bit) and rendered version (96 kHz, 24 bit) of sound file derived from a digital preservation master digitized at 96 kHz, 24 bit
Note (Provenance)
Gift of Dr. Anthony W. Jackson
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
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Carnegie Corporation Oral History Project [Staging]
Oral History Archives at Columbia
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