Robert H. Jackson Center

2013 Robert H. Jackson Center National Award for Teaching Justice



Robert H. Jackson (1892-1954) was a leading American lawyer, judge, writer and life of the 20th century. He served as a United States Supreme Court Justice from 1941 until 1954. During 1945-46, Jackson was the architect of the international military tribunal process and then the chief U.S. prosecutor of the top, surviving Nazi leaders at Nuremberg, Germany.

In an effort to recognize outstanding educators who teach about the concept of justice in innovative ways, the Jackson Center and the National Council for the Social Studies are pleased to announce the 2013 The Robert H. Jackson Center Award for Teaching Justice.

The Robert H. Jackson Center, in partnership with the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS), is pleased to announce that Sarah Segal, a sixth grade Social Studies, Language Arts, Constitutional Law, and Oregon History teacher at Hood River Middle School in Hood River, Oregon, has been named recipient of the first annual Robert H. Jackson Center National Award for Teaching Justice.

This prestigious award was created to recognize individuals who have made an outstanding contribution toward teaching the concept of justice in creative, inspiring ways, which may include teaching about civil liberties, human rights, international humanitarian law, the Holocaust, genocide studies, or local issues of justice. Segal will be presented with the Jackson Award on November 22, 2013 during the President's Welcome Breakfast at the NCSS Annual Conference in St. Louis, MO.

Sarah Segal -Photo Credit: Peter Fredlake, Director, National Outreach for Teacher Initiatives at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum