Jackson to share life story in interview with HistoryMakers

By Staff

Jackson to share life story in interview with HistoryMakers
Gary Jackson

Gary Jackson, a CU Boulder alumnus and former Denver County Court senior judge, has been chosen to tell his life story as part of The HistoryMakers, a series of video interviews whose archives are permanently housed in the Library of Congress.

Jackson practiced as a lawyer for 43 years and served as a county judge for eight years until his retirement in 2020. The Denver native earned his undergraduate and law degrees at CU Boulder.

Jackson expects to be interviewed in March. He was chosen because of the significance of his life, work and accomplishments, which include co-founding the Sam Cary Bar Association, the Sam Cary Scholarship Endowment Fund, and Colorado Criminal Defense Bar.

The HistoryMakers is a national 501 (c) (3) nonprofit research and educational institution committed to preserving and making widely accessible the untold personal stories of both well-known and unsung African Americans. The HistoryMakers collection has grown to over 12,000 hours of testimony with over 3,600 video oral history interviews recorded in 451 cities and towns, Mexico, the Caribbean and Europe.