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Dr. Kenneth Jackson Lecture

The New Castle Historical Society is thrilled to announce an upcoming lecture by the distinguished historian Dr. Kenneth T. Jackson at the historic Quaker Meetinghouse in Chappaqua.

Jackson, who earned his B.A. from Memphis State University and his Ph.D. at the University of Chicago, joined the staff at Columbia University in 1968 and earned his tenure in 1970.

At Columbia University, Jackson was the director of the Herbert H. Lehman Center of American History and the Jacques Barzun Professor of History and Social Sciences.

Notable works authored by Jackson include “The Ku Klux Klan in the City, 1915-1930″, “Cities in American History,” “Crabgrass Frontier: The Suburbanization of the United States,” for which he won a Bancroft Prize, and “The Encylopedia of New York City.”

Professor Jackson’s involvement with the acclaimed Ric Burns documentary “New York: A Documentary Film” adds a wonderful layer to his expertise. Not only was he part of the cast, but he also served as an advisor during the production of this landmark series.

Jackson is also the recipient of the Nicholas Murray Silver Butler Medal and the Guggenheim Fellowship for the Humanities, US and Canad