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Date: Feb. 21, 2017

Contact: Managing Editor Kamau High, 410-554-8231, or Washington D.C. Editor LaTrina Antoine, 202-332-0080

AFRO Honors Black Leadership in Education

Who: In celebration of the AFRO-American Newspapers’ 125 anniversary, the newspaper company, founded in 1892, will celebrate Black educators from Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Virginia.

What: As part of the Afro-American Newspapers series of events to celebrate our 125th anniversary, the paper will host a Black History Month celebration that will honor 17 Black educators from Maryland, Washington D.C. and Virginia, including:

  • Dr. Gregory E. Bell, Montgomery County Public Schools;
  • Dr. Juliette B. Bell, University of Maryland Eastern Shore;
  • Dr. Mickey L. Burnim, Bowie State University;
  • Dr. Alvin L. Crawley, Alexandria Public Schools;
  • Dr. S. Dallas Dance, Baltimore County Public Schools;
  • Dr. Charlene M. Dukes, Prince George’s County Community College;
  • Dr. Wayne A.I. Frederick, Howard University;
  • Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski lll, University of Maryland Baltimore College;
  • Lillie Jessie, Prince William County Public Schools;
  • Dr. Tuajuanda C. Jordan, St. Mary’s College of Maryland;
  • Ronald Mason, Jr., University of the District of Columbia;
  • Dr. Gordon F. May, Baltimore City Community College;
  • Dr. Sonja B. Santelises, Baltimore City Public Schools;
  • Kurt L. Schmoke, University of Baltimore;
  • Dr. Maria Thompson, Coppin State University;
  • Antwan Wilson, D.C. Public Schools; and
  • Dr. David Wilson, Morgan State University.

The celebration is part of the 2017 Black History Month theme for the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH): “A Crisis in Black Education.”

Where: Reginald Lewis Museum, 830 E Pratt St, Baltimore, Md., 21202.

When: Feb. 23, 2017 from 6 p.m.-9 p.m.