Today on ASCE Plot Points marks the start of a new series called “Engineering a Culture of Inclusion,” talking with civil engineers impacted by the current sociopolitical climate, who will share their experiences within and insights about the civil engineering profession, specifically as they relate to race and racism.
Birdel Franklin Jackson III, P.E., M.ASCE, lives in Alpharetta, Georgia, enjoying retirment after a long and successful civil engineering career. In today’s episode, he reflects on his life and career, from segregated Memphis to the ASCE Student Chapter at the University of Toledo and the Jackson-Davis Foundation the organization he named after his parents to give scholarships to African-American civil engineering students.
Listen to the episode below, and subscribe to the show wherever you listen to podcasts.
That was a fantastic interview! His life and experiences are so amazing to learn about. I could listen to you interview Mr. Jackson all day! Thank you for this great series.
Thanks for your kind words. I’m writing a family history and an autobiography-my first 18 years before college.