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Dr. Robert J. Cummings is Professor and Chairman of the Department of African Studies at Howard University. A leading expert on Africa, he was the first African American president of the African Studies Association. His most recent publication is  titled The Lagos Plan of Action vs. The Berg Report:  Contemporary Issues in African Economic Development.

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Jeffrey John Fearing has been a medical photographer at the Howard University College of Medicine since 1972, and has been an active freelance photographer since 1968. A photo-documentarian and urban landscape photographer, his photos have been exhibited at the Smithsonian Institution and elsewhere and published in numerous books and periodicals. He continues his research into the history of African-American photographers and filmmakers as a doctoral candidate in History at Howard University.


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November 2000