Administrative offices of CESKAA (Center of Excellence for the Study of KY African Americans) and Regional Stewardship are located in Jackson Hall. This building is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places and, as the first building on the campus, stands as a symbol for the beginning of collegiate education for Kentucky African Americans. It was named in honor of John H. Jackson, one of the original founder’s and the University’s first president. (Learn more about this educator by clicking here).
CESKAA shares archival space with the University Special Collections and Archives in Blazer Library. Jointly, these two repositories position the University as the largest site in the Commonwealth for documents and artifacts related to the heritage of Kentucky African Americans. Blazer Library’s African American Rare Book Collection is unparalleled in the Commonwealth. These resources preserve heritage, document stories and provide inspiration for future generations.