Bruce Jackson of “The Roots Project” Receives Award from the President

WELLESLEY, Mass. — A Massachusetts Bay Community College professor has Bruce Jacksonreceived a prestigious award from President Obama.

Bruce Jackson, a biotechnology professor at the Wellesley college, was awarded Thursday the “Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring.”

Jackson is known for “The Roots Project,” a project that uses genetics to trace the ancestry of African-Americans to their African roots.

Read the full article in the January 27, 2011 edition of the Telegram.

Author: Leland Meitzler

Leland K. Meitzler founded Heritage Quest in 1985, and has worked as Managing Editor of both Heritage Quest Magazine and The Genealogical Helper. He currently operates Family Roots Publishing Company (, writes daily at, writes the weekly Genealogy Newsline, conducts the annual Salt Lake Christmas Tour to the Family History Library, and speaks nationally, having given over 2000 lectures since 1983.

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