Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities
The Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities, located in the historic Lincoln School in Edwardsville, serves as an arts and culture center for the community with a focus on equitable research, education, and cultural awareness. The Center is currently in the process of assembling world class scholars with expertise in content and research methodologies, enabling large-scale research and sponsored projects, the result of which will be improved environmental equity for communities of disenfranchised people throughout the world.
The MJCH will engage teams of humanities faculty, working directly with environmental scientists to communicate the importance of bridging information gaps and applying results of leading-edge knowledge to construct positive, research-based policy solutions to current issues on a national and global scale.
The Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities’ “Conversation Toward a Brighter Future,” in partnership with the Madison County Regional Office of Education, brings together youth from area middle and high schools to address ways to promote respect, dignity, understanding and forgiveness in their own communities.