Gerontologist; researcher; professor of sociology. Born– February 24, 1932, Winston Salem, N.C.; grew up in Tuskegee.  Parents– James A. and Beulah Naomi (Crosby) Johnson. Married- Frederick A.S.Clarke, August 26, 1953. Married – Murphy Jackson, May 15, 1962.  Children–one.  Education– University of Wisconsin, Madison, B.S., 1953, M.S., 1955; Ohio State University, Ph.D., 1960; further study at Tuskegee Institute, University of Colorado, Duke University, University of North Carolina. Taught sociology at Philander Smith College, 1954-1955; Southern University, 1959-1962; Jackson State University, 1962-1964; Howard University, 1964-1966; Duke University Medical Center, 1968-98; additional special annual appointment at Howard University, 1978-85; taught at St. Augustine’s College, Raleigh, after retirement at Duke.  Awarded fellowships from the John Hay Whitney, Ford, and National Science Foundations, and the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare. Has lectured and participated in colloquia, seminars or workshops at more than 175 colleges and universities in the U.S., 1965-1984; presented papers at several international Gerontological Association meetings. Associate editor and editor of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior, Journal of Minority Aging, Social Problems, International Journal of Aging and Human Development, and Journal of Social Service Research. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science; American Sociological Association; Association of Social and Behavioral Scientists; and other professional organizations. Contributed articles to numerous periodicals and chapters to several books. Received emerita status at Duke on her retirement in 1998. Received the President’s Award from the Association of Homes for the Aging, 1972; Black Women in Education Award, Clark College, 1975; Simon Fuller Award from the American Psychiatric Association, 1978; Pioneer Award, National Black Aging Network, 1990. Died January 28, 2004.


Jacquelyne Johnson Jackson, Durham, N.C.; Marquis Who’s Who online


Minorities and Aging. Belmont, Calif.; Wadsworth, 1980.

These Rights They Seek. Washington, D.C.; Public Affairs Press, 1962.


Aging Black Women. Washington, D.C.; National Caucus on the Black Aged, 1975.