Mama Bear: How Jaren Jackson Jr.'s mom used her own upbringing to inspire his

By , Special to the Daily Memphian Updated: May 07, 2022 10:25 AM CT | Published: May 04, 2022 4:00 AM CT

“If things were optional at school — things like the science fair or spelling bees — they were not optional in our house,” said Terri Carmichael Jackson. 


Jaren Jackson Jr. Memphis Grizzlies
Candace Echols

Candace Echols

Candace Echols is a Midtown resident, wife, and mother of five. She is a freelance writer who also recently published her first book, the children’s book “Josephine and the Quarantine.” She writes a weekly column for Storyboard Memphis.


Reading comments and joining the conversation are some of the many benefits of subscribing. Join the conversation by clicking the View Comments button below. Not a subscriber? Click here. 

Our commenting policy can be viewed here