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Jewell Mazique

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Born in Georgia, Ms. Jewell Crawford graduated from Spelman College and received a Master’s in African Studies from Howard University where she wrote her thesis...
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CHANCELLOR J. WILLIAMS

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Prominent in the pantheon of Afrocentric scholars is Chancellor James Williams, the son of a former slave, born on December 22, 1898, in Bennettsville, South...
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Moses Newson

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When the Freedom Riders risked their lives in 1961 to protest the segregated bus system in the American south, Moses Newson was there. When the...
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Edward Rudolph Bradley Jr.

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Born Edward Rudolph Bradley Jr., June 22, 1941, in Philadelphia, PA; died of complications related to leukemia, November 9, 2006, in New York, NY. CBS...
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Sterling Brown

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Sterling Allen Brown (May 1, 1901 – January 13, 1989) was a black professor, folklorist, poet, and literary critic. He chiefly studied the black culture...