Professor Lawrence Jackson honored by Senate of Maryland

Professor Jackson holding his honorary citation with Senator Jill Carter

Professor Lawrence Jackson was recognized by the Senate of Maryland on February 21, 2024, for his unwavering commitment to uplifting people of color and fostering positive change in Maryland. He was honored at the Maryland state capitol in Annapolis in the Senate Chambers, and presented with a citation by 41st District State Senator Jill P. Carter.  

“The Billie Holiday Center was delighted to present the senators of Maryland with copies of the book Shelter: A Black Tale of Homeland Baltimore, to better the understanding among legislators of the complex history of home ownership for the black citizens of Maryland,” Jackson says.

The photograph below shows Professor Jackson, Senator Carter, Professor Jackson’s mother and 41st District constituent Verna Jackson, 44th. District Senator Charles Sydnor, a Johns Hopkins alumnus, Rev. Richard Meadows, rector of St James Episcopal Church in Lafayette Square where the Jacksons are lifelong members, and, on the edges of the group, the four serving Senators who, along with Professor Jackson, belong to  Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Incorporated: (left side) Ronald L. Watson, Malcolm Augustine and (right side) Antonio Hayes and C. Anthony Muse.

Professor Lawrence holding a plaque on the senate floor with a crowd.