Gerontologist; researcher;  teacher. Born– February 24, 1932, Winston Salem, N.C.; grew up in Tuskegee.  Parents– James A. and Beulah N. (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, 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. 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. Contributed articles to numerous periodicals and chapters to several books. Received emerita status at Duke on her retirement in 1998. Died January 28, 2004.


Jacquelyne Johnson Jackson, Durham, N.C.


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.