MAJOR JACKSON is the author of five books of poetry, most recently The Absurd Man (2020). His edited volumes include: Best American Poetry 2019, Renga for Obama, and Library of America’s Countee Cullen: Collected Poems.
The Center for Africana Studies is dedicated to fostering a deeper understanding of the peoples of Africa and their diasporas. Our intellectual work and programing highlight the impact of Africa and the African diasporas on humanity. Through its research, academic initiatives and public programming, the Center’s work seeks to explore the profound ways in which African peoples have functioned on a global scale and how their experiences have resonated around the world throughout history.