Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.- Nelson Mandela
Dr. Jackson’s lifelong passion was education, which she instilled in her family, especially her children and grandson. Her daughter is a graduate of Syracuse University and her son graduated from the University of Minnesota. Through her tireless support and encouragement, her grandson graduated from Morehouse College. Dr. Jackson received a Bachelor’s Degree from Chicago State University, a Master’s Degree from National College of Education, a second Master’s Degree in English from DePaul University and her Ph.D. in Cultural and Educational Policy Studies from Loyola University.
In addition to her capacities with Black College Quiz, she served as an adjunct professor at DePaul University and educator at Marshall High School, Hyde Park High School and Kennedy King College. Dr. Jackson is fondly remembered as a mentor who invigorated, and enlightened the minds of countless students, preparing and encouraging them to assume roles in every profession.
Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome. - Booker T Washington