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Dr. Russell L. Adams, Chairman of the Afro-American Studies Department at Howard University, has taught a "Comparative Slavery" course for over 20 years. He has been advisor and consultant to several projects on the Middle Passage. He is the author of the popular biographical reference work Great Negroes Past and Present.




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Dr. Michael L. Blakey is Professor of Anthropology in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Howard University.   He is the Project Director for the New York African Burial Ground Project.



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Dr. Thomas C. Battle, Director of the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center at Howard University, has been a member of Howard’s staff since 1972. A frequent lecturer, writer and consultant, he co-edited Black Bibliophiles and Collectors: Preservers of Black History with Elinor D. Sinnette and W. Paul Coates and Howard In Retrospect:  Images of the Capstone with Clifford L. Muse, Jr.
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Emilyn L. Brown's involvement with the New York African Burial Ground Project began in 1991 when she was a community activist seeking to preserve the site.  Currently working as a consultant, she is responsible for the design and layout of the Project's newsletter and other projects related to African and African American history. 



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