Melvin Langston Jackson was born in Baltimore on February 22, 1936.
He was educated in the public schools of Greeneville Co. VA to the 11thgrade, but returned to finish high school at Douglass in Baltimore. He received a B.S. in
Chemistry from Morgan State College in 1958. He did graduate study at Johns Hopkins and Temple.
He was the first African American Biochemist at the Naval Air Development Center in Warminster PA. He was a research assistant in
the Army and at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore.
In 1976 he graduated from the
Hahnemann Medical University in Philadelphia He completed his, residency at the Franklin Square Hospital in Baltimore in 1979. He Is a member of the AMA, NMA and the Eastern Pennsylvania Medical Society.
Among the many awards and citations are Special Achievement for a technical article VARIATION IN BRAIN NEUCLEOTIDES AS AN EXPERIMENTAL PROBE FOR CEREBRAL CONTROL FACTORS IN ANOXIC FATIGUE STRESS., the Spruce Family Planning Award, Spruce Adolescent Counseling and Education Distinguished Service Award, NAFEO Distinguished Service Award, School District of Philadelphia Mentor and Employer Recognition, and Aerospace Medical Research Center Certificate. Dr. Jackson was the Morgan State University Alumnus of the Year in 1996, the Northeastern Province Man of the Year in 1991. He received the Philadelphia Alumni Chapter Achievement Award in 1981.
Dr. Jackson served on staff at the Medical College of Pennsylvania, five nursing homes, and the Thomas Jefferson Hospital.
He is a Life Member of: Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, the Morgan State National Alumni Association and the NAACP. In the Philadelphia Alumni Chapter he has
served as Asst. Keeper of Records, a Director, Dean of Pledges, Editor of the Newsletter, and Polemarch. He was an advisor to the Delta Eta of Kappa Alpha Psi.
He was awarded the Elder Watson Diggs Award in 1999
Dr. Jackson joined Chapter Invisible on September 11, 2012.