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Ambassador Horace G. Dawson, Jr., Ph.D., was named Director of the Bunche Center in August 1997. He has been at Howard University since 1989 when he joined the faculty of the School of Communications. In 1990, he became Director of the Patricia Roberts Harris Public Affairs Program. From 1962 to 1989, Dr. Dawson was a member of the U.S. Foreign Service.  In 1979, President Jimmy Carter appointed him Ambassador to the Republic of Botswana, where he remained until 1983.


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Dr. Shari E. Miles is interim director of the African American Women's Institute (AAWI) at Howard University, which she joined in December 1998. She has also served as executive director of the Women's Research & Education Institute (WREI), a national public policy research and education center. She was a WREI Fellow in the office of U.S. Representative Ronald V. Dellums, where she conducted legislative research on women's issues, healthcare and education. A longtime community leader and activist, Dr. Miles has directed a crisis intervention service for women and been a mentor to women and girls.


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Dr. Clifford L. Muse, Jr., University Archivist at Howard University, is a specialist in the development and history of the University. He is co-author, with Thomas C. Battle, of Howard In Retrospect: Images of the Capstone. Dr. Muse is a member of several archival organizations.

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Dr. Adah Ward Randolph received her Ph.D. from The Ohio State University in August of 1996 in Educational Policy and Leadership. Her previous work has focused on the education of African American teachers and their teaching practices. She has also written about the lives and experiences of Black women teachers. In addition to her focus on the history and education of African Americans, Dr. Randolph has published in the field of urban education. Dr. Randolph is currently on faculty at Ohio University in the Department of Educational Studies in the Cultural Studies Program.
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Dr. Rhonda Y. Williams is an assistant professor in the Department of History at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, where she teaches African American, American, women's, and urban history. She is currently working on her book manuscript, "Living Just Enough in the City: Community, Activism and the Black Working Class." Her work focuses on social activism and social policy, explores the intersections of race, gender, and class, and utilizes oral histories.




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