PROFESSOR EMERITA, MARTA L. DOSA, PH.D. SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY Professor emerita, marta l. dosa, ph.d. (University of Michigan, 1971), spent nearly four decades contributing to the growth of knowledge in library and information science. There are three major aspects of this career worth describing here as a nomination for recognition as a “Woman of Library History.”
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In New York City, the Golden City cannot be complete without a page on Jonas Gwagwa and his music, that pierced through his dungeon like apartment on 7th Ave in Manhattan not too far from Columbia University.
In the dark city of Alexander Township Not too far from Kings Bioscope A place that sparked Alexander bus boycott Masemenya lived around the corner from here at 4TH Street. She epitomized womanhood to be human hood and more Masemenya gave birth to a child called Caiphas Semenya Who went on to weave and sing
(1928 to 2010) Background Fatima was born in Grey Street (Kwa-Zulu Natal) on 12 August 1928, the daughter of a Muslim father Moosa Meer; and Jewish / Portuguese mother Rachel Farrel, who embraced Islam and took the name Amina. She was the second of nine children. Moosa was born in Surat, Gujarat and came
Originally born Donato Francisco in Westbury,1935. Don Materra grew up in Sophiatown in a time that rejoiced vibrant South African culture. He depicted Sophiatown in his biography Memory is the Weapon, written in 1987, for it’s beauty; picturesque and intimate like most ghettoes. . . . Mansions and quaint cottages . . . stood side
Kazier Mutaung, Mwila, Pele Edson Arantes do Nascimento, Stephen Mncube When I came to Atlanta in the late sixties I felt like a new born baby here in the land of Martin Luther King, Andrew Young, and Rap Brown Georgia was by and large the Birmingham of the civil rights movement.
A Pirali Brahmin from Kolkata and the youngest of 13 children born in the Jorasanko mansion to parents Debendranath Tagore (1817 – 1905) and Sarada Devi (1830 – 1875) was a Bengali poet, novelist, musician, painter and playwright who reshaped Bengali literature and music. As author ofGitanjali, he was the first non-European who was awarded the
Martin Luther King Jr (1929–1968) was an American clergyman and civil-rights leader. He was the son of a pastor of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. King in 1954 became minister of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. He led the black boycott (1955–1956) of segregated city bus lines and in 1956 gained a major
Nontsikelelo Albertina Sisulu (21 October 1918 – 2 June 2011) was a black, female, South African anti-apartheid activist, and the widow of fellow activist Walter Sisulu (1912–2003). She was affectionately known as Ma Sisulu throughout her lifetime by the South African public. In 2004 she was voted 57th in the SABC3’s Great South Africans. She
Kader Asmal was a man who achieved much in life and, gave back to his country. An activist, professor of human rights at the University of the Western Cape, chairman of the council of the University of the North and vice-president of the African Association of International Law. He was an Honorary Fellow of the