Robert Luckett, Jr. received his BA in political science from Yale University and his PhD from the University of Georgia. A native Mississippian, he returned home, where he is a tenured Associate Professor of History and Director of the Margaret Walker Center for the Study of the African American Experience at Jackson State University.
Robby’s book, “Joe T. Patterson and the White South’s Dilemma: Evolving Resistance to Black Advancement,” was published by the University Press of Mississippi (2015). He is an Advisory Board member for the Mississippi Book Festival, and he serves as Vice President of the Board of Directors of Common Cause Mississippi and as Secretary of the Board for the Association of African American Museums.
In 2017, Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba appointed him to the Board of Trustees of Jackson Public Schools, and, in 2018, he received a W.K. Kellogg Foundation Community Leadership Network Fellowship for his work in racial equity. Robby has three children: Silas, Hazel, and Flip.