Jackson du Pont
Based in Alexandria, Virginia, USA
NATIONAL HISTORY DAY AWARDS
2016, A Web of Lies: The Iran Contra Affair and Reagan’s Exploration of Executive Power. Nationals
2015, The Other 9/11: The Leadership and Legacy of Henry Kissinger’s Involvement in the 1973 Chilean Coup. Nationals
2014, Never Again Once More: The U.S. Fails Its Responsibility to Protect Human Rights During the Rwandan Genocide. Nationals: placed 11th in the Nation
2013, Closer to the Brink: The Submarines in the Sargasso Sea. Nationals: Virginia Outstanding Entry
I'm a senior in high school and passionate about history and foreign policy. For the past six years, one of the ways I've channelled this passion is through the creation of historical documentaries for the National History Day contest. My documentaries have explored topics from the U.S. inaction during the Rwandan Genocide to Reagan's use of executive power during the Iran-Contra Affair.
Through these documentaries, I've had the privilege of interviewing some of the most amazing individuals from Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and American Spymasters to Hungarian Freedom Fighters and the son of Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev. It has been an honor to be a steward of their stories.