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Reggie Jackson has been a much sought-after speaker and writer for over a decade. As a trainer/consultant with Nurturing Diversity Partners, he helps communities, institutions, and individuals around the country develop greater historical and cultural literacy, compassion, and capacity for action.


To do this, Reggie shares seldom-told stories of the African-American experience past and present and conducts anti-bias, diversity, and inclusion education at schools, libraries, social service agencies, churches, and businesses. He also frequently provides background on contemporary racial issues to regional, national, and international media.


Reggie began this work as a volunteer griot (or docent) with America’s Black Holocaust Museum in 2002. A year later, he started training new volunteers as ABHM’s Head Griot, a position he holds to this day.


For many years, Reggie also served as a special education teacher in Milwaukee middle schools and taught sociology as an adjunct professor at Concordia University.


Mr. Jackson has received awards for his social justice and public service work from the Wisconsin State Assembly, Southeast Wisconsin’s YWCA, the City of Milwaukee, the First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, MICAH (Milwaukee Inner-City Congregations Allied for Hope), the Jewish Community Relations Council, and the Milwaukee Press Club.



Nurturing Diversity Partners (a program of Jackson-Kaplan Consulting LLC) provides education, training, and consulting services that foster diversity, inclusion, and equity within institutions and communities locally and nationally. We serve community-based and faith organizations, K-12 and post-secondary educational institutions, museums and libraries, corporations, and the media.

Through multi-media presentations, storytelling, facilitated dialogues, and relationship-building, we help our participants increase their:

  • Historical and cultural literacy;

  • Awareness of own frames of reference;

  • Awareness of and empathy for others’ lived experiences; and,

  • Capacity for personal and social action toward solutions.


All our presentations are customized to meet each particular audience’s needs. We present to students 4th-12th grade; college students; professionals in education, mental health, social services, and business; and adults in the general public. The kinds of topics we frequently cover include, but are not limited to:

  • Building Racial Understanding

  • The Hidden Impacts of Segregation in (Your Community)

  • The Inspiring Life of Dr. James Cameron, Lynching Survivor and Early Civil Rights Pioneer

  • The History of African-Americans in Milwaukee (or Wisconsin)

  • How Milwaukeeans Rescued Joshua Glover, a Fugitive Slave

  • Three Great Women in African-American History

  • Why Learn Black History?

  • Understanding Racial Issues in Schools from a Trauma-Informed Perspective

  • Do Black Lives Matter?

  • Can We See Our Own Blind Spots?

  • Hidden from History: Untold Stories in the African American Experience


Our honoraria are set on a sliding fee scale, based on the host organization’s size, IRS status, and enrollment and/or annual budget.  We adjust our customary fees on a case basis​


*Note: Some speakers do charge honoraria.
Please see our school mini-grant page to learn more about funding that may be available to help cover honorariums.

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