Meet the Black MacArthur Fellows

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  • Tiya Miles
  • John A. Rich
  • Mary Jackson
  • Roland Fryer
  • Regina Carter
  • Will Allen
  • Regina Benjamin
  • Innovative African-American Fellows
  • Terrance Hayes
  • Steve Coleman
  • Rick Lowe
  • Jennifer L. Eberhardt
  • Kyle Abraham
  • Tarell McCraney
  • Carrie Mae Weems
  • Annette Gordon-Reed
  • John Dabiri
  • Jason Moran
  • Majora Carter

Mary Jackson

Fiber artist Mary Jackson was keeping a Gullah, South Carolina, tradition alive with her intricately coiled vessels, which preserved the centuries-old craft of sweet-grass basketry when she became a fellow in 2008.

(Photo: Courtesy of the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation)

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