Miles Jackson

Academic Historian

Miles M. Jackson is Professor and Dean Emeritus from the University of Hawaii. He has lived in Hawaii for 32 years and prior to that was with the State University of New York, Atlanta University and Hampton Institute. His research since 1980 has been concerned mostly with African Americans in Hawaii. His most recent books are: And They Came: A Brief History of Blacks in Hawaii, Four G Press, 2001, and They Followed the Trade Winds: African Americans in Hawaii, University of Hawaii Press, 2005. He is a contributor to the Honolulu Advertiser and writes a monthly column for Mahogany Magazine.  Professor Jackson’s academic background includes a Ph.D. degree from the Newhouse School of Communication, Syracuse University. He has traveled widely in the South Pacific and Asia and was a Fulbright Professor at the University of Tehran, Iran in 1968-69. At the present time he is producing a documentary film on African Americans in Hawaii

Luther Porter Jackson (1892-1950)

Image Ownership: Public Domain Luther Porter Jackson was a leading teacher, historian, and active voice of the history of African Americans in the South. Jackson was born in Lexington, Kentucky of former slave parents, Edward and Delilah Jackson, the ninth of twelve children. He attended … Read MoreLuther Porter Jackson (1892-1950)

Alice Augusta Ball (1892-1916)

Image Ownership: Public Domain Alice Augusta Ball, a pharmaceutical chemist, was born in Seattle, Washington in 1892 to Laura and James P. Ball, Jr. Her grandfather was J.P. Ball, the well known daguerreotype photographer and her father was a promising lawyer. James P. Ball, Sr. … Read MoreAlice Augusta Ball (1892-1916)

Hampton University (1868– )

Image Ownership: Public Domain Hampton University, located on the shore of Chesapeake Bay in Hampton, Virginia, was founded in 1868 by Samuel Chapman Armstrong, the son of a prominent missionary family that settled in Hawaii in the early 1800s. Armstrong was enrolled at Williams College … Read MoreHampton University (1868– )

Nolle Smith (1888-1982)

Image Ownership: Public Domain Nolle Smith, cowboy, politician, diplomat, was born on his parents’ ranch in Horse Creek, Wyoming in 1888 but grew up in Cheyenne where he graduated as valedictorian of his high school class at Cheyenne High School in 1907.  The son of … Read MoreNolle Smith (1888-1982)