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2 “One Good Turn Deserves Another” Celebration of Diversity at Field Elementary School African and African American History Profiles in … Business Education Engineering Science Medicine Politics Human Rights 1 Information obtained in January & March 2012

3 “One Good Turn Deserves Another” Highlights:  Dr. Ruth Simmons -18 th President of Brown University, the first Black President of an Ivy League institution. Simmons was elected Brown's first female president in November  In 2002, Newsweek, selected her as a Ms. Woman of the Year, while in 2001, Time, named her as America's best college president.  June 2012 she will step down and return to Professor of Comparative Literature and Africana Studies.  In 1995 Simmons became the first African American woman to head a major college or university when she was selected as president of Smith, which she led until As president of Smith College, Simmons started the engineering program.African American  Born July 3, Information obtained in January 2012 from

4 “One Good Turn Deserves Another” Highlights  Tawakkol Karman is one of the 2011 Nobel Prize winners for Peace  She was born February 7, 1979 in Taiz, Yemen  She is a journalist, politician, and human rights activist  She heads and cofounded the group "Women Journalists Without Chains,“ She gained prominence in her country in 2005  Karman earned an undergraduate degree in commerce from the University of Science and Technology at Sana’a and a graduate degree in political science from the University of Sana’a 3 Information obtained in March 2012 from and

5 “One Good Turn Deserves Another” Highlights  Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is the 24 th President of Liberia. She is the first female and only current head of state on the continent of Africa  Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize winner (2 other co-winners)  She was Born on Oct. 29, 1938 in Monrovia  She studied accounting and economics from at the College of West Africa in Monrovia  Sirleaf studied economics and public policy at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Governmentfrom 1969 to 1971, gaining a Master of Public Administraton. She then returned to her native Liberia to work under the government of William Tolbert. 4 Information obtained in March 2012 from

6 “One Good Turn Deserves Another” Highlights  Dr. Beverly Tatum- 9 th President of Spellman College (2002)  In 2004, the Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement (LEADS) was created  Every Woman, Every Year Initiative launched in 2006, alumnae support of the annual fund has grown to 41% and continues to rise.  Dr. Tatum is widely recognized as a scholar, teacher, race relations expert and leader in higher education.  In 2005, Dr. Tatum was awarded the prestigious Brock International Prize in Education. Her best- selling titles include Can We Talk About Race? And Other Conversations in an Era of School Resegregation (2007) and Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations About Race (1997) 5 Information obtained in January 2012 from

7 “One Good Turn Deserves Another” Highlights:  Dr. Carlton E. Brown- President of Clark Atlanta University became the third president of Clark Atlanta University on August 1, 2008 after serving as Executive Vice President and Provost, beginning July  11 th President of Savannah State University for 9 years  Old Dominion Professor in School of Education  Former high school teacher and counselor  Born in Macon, GA 6 Information obtained in January 2012 from

8 “One Good Turn Deserves Another” 7 Highlights:  Julianne Malveaux, Ph. D. Economics MIT is the 15 th President of Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina (2007)  Serves on the Board of the Economic Policy Institute  President & CEO of the Last Word Productions –multimedia company  Taught at San Francisco State  Visiting Professor at UC Berkeley, Michigan State, & Howard University  Born September 22, 1953 in San Francisco Information obtained in January 2012 from

9 “One Good Turn Deserves Another” Highlights :  Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital  He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award in the United States by President George W. Bush in  In 1987, Carson made medical history by being the first surgeon in the world to successfully separate siamese twins (the Binder twins) conjoined at the back of the head  Author of 4 books: Gifted Hands, The Big Picture, Think Big, Take the Risk  Dr. Ben Carson born in Detroit, MI. on September 18, Information obtained in January 2012 from

10 “One Good Turn Deserves Another” Highlights :  Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson- 18 th President of RPI (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) She is the First Woman and African American1(999)  First African American Woman to earn a Ph. D. in Physics at MIT (1973)  First position – research associate at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, Ill.  Visiting Scientist at CERN is Switzerland  In 1995, First Woman and African American to chair the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)  CIBA-GEIGY Exceptional Black Scientist Award  Thomas Alva Edison Science Award for her contributions to physics  In spring 2007, awarded the Vannevar Bush Award for "a lifetime of achievements in scientific research, education, and public policyVannevar Bush Award  Born August 5, 1946 in Washington, D.C. 9

11 “One Good Turn Deserves Another” Highlights :  Winny Yirag-Keefe is a native of Ethiopia.  She is the co-founder and VP of EthioGreen LLC,( a division of The Aimerald Group) that is based out of Washington, DC. The company imports fresh products from Ethiopia for wholesale distribution in the United States.  Her background includes over 18 years of IT consulting and project management experience for private sectors and US government that gave her experiences in different supervisory and management positions. 10 Information obtained in March 2012 from

12 “One Good Turn Deserves Another” Highlights :  Earl G. Graves Sr. is the founder and publisher of Black Enterprise magazine and a nationally recognized authority on black business development.  In 1972, he was named one of the 10 most outstanding minority businessmen in the country by the president of the United States  In 2002, Fortune magazine named Graves one of the 50 most powerful and influential African Americans in corporate America.  Born January 9, 1935 in Brooklyn, New York. 11 Information obtained in January 2012 from

13 “One Good Turn Deserves Another” Highlights :  Oprah Winfrey was the most celebrated talk show host ever for 25 years  Chairwoman of Harpo Productions  Partnered with Discovery Channel to create OWN  Founded and built a school in South Africa  Winfrey was called "arguably the world's most powerful woman" by CNN and Time.comCNN  Arguably the most influential woman in the world" by the American Spectator, [94] "one of the 100 people who most influenced the 20th Century" andAmerican Spectator [94]one of the 100 people who most influenced the 20th Century  “One of the most influential people" from 2004 to 2011 by TIME. Winfrey is the only person in the world to have appeared in the latter list on all eight occasions. [95]all eight occasions [95]  Born January 29, 1954 in Kosciusko, Mississippi 12

14 “One Good Turn Deserves Another” Highlights :  First Afro-Caribbean American as 12 th Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff 1989  65 th Secretary of State –First African American  Colin Powell retired 4 star General  National Security Advisor  Founded America’s Promise in 1997 to help youth from all walks of life  Born April 5, 1937 in Harlem, New York 13 Information obtained in January 2012 from

15 “One Good Turn Deserves Another” Highlights :  Dr. Condoleeza Rice is the 66th Secretary of State ( ) First Female African American  First African American Woman as National Security Advisor ( )  Director of Global Center for Business and the Economy in 2010 at Stanford  First Female, Youngest, and First African American Provost at Stanford University ( )  Accomplished pianist. Performed for Queen Elizabeth  Born November 14, 1954 in Birmingham, Alabama 14 Information obtained in January 2012 from

16 “One Good Turn Deserves Another” Highlights :  Barack Hussein Obama is 44 th President of the United States. He is the First African American  Legislation passed under his leadership: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009; Tax Relief, Unemployment Reauthorization Act of 2010; Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act 2009  Nominated for Supreme Court two women Sonia Sotomayor (2009) and Elena Kagan (2010) who were both confirmed as Supreme Court Justices  U. S. Senator from Illinois ( )  Graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School  First African American Editor of Harvard Review 1990  Born August 4,1961 in Honolulu, HI. 15 Information obtained in January 2012 from

17 “One Good Turn Deserves Another” Highlights :  Kofi Annan is a Ghanian diplomat who served as the 7 th Secretary General of the UN from 1 January 1997 to 31 December  Annan and the United Nations were the co- recipients of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize for his founding of the Global AIDS and Health Fund to support developing countries in their struggle to care for their people.  Law School  Annan is fluent in English, French, Kru, other dialects of Akan 16 Information obtained in March 2012 from

18 “One Good Turn Deserves Another” Highlights :  Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole is the Director of Smithsonian Museum of African Art  Past President of Bennett College in Greensboro, NC (2002)  First African American Woman President of Spellman College in 1987  Professor at Emory University  Anthropologist, author, educator  Born: 1936 in Jacksonville, Fl. 17 Information obtained in January 2012 from

19 “One Good Turn Deserves Another” Highlights :  Lywam Assefa is a lawyer and an expert in Law and Development.  Currently, she serves as a Department Head of the Judicial and Legal Systems Research Institute (JLSRI) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia  JLSRI is the main organ entrusted with conducting legal research in Ethiopia to strengthen the justice and legal system of the country. 18 Information obtained in March 2012 from

20 “One Good Turn Deserves Another” Highlights :  Dennis Archer moved at an early age with his family and received his public school education in Cassopolis, MI.  Western Michigan University Graduate in 1965  Taught learning disabled students in the Detroit Public Schools, During this time, Archer earned a JD from Detroit College of Law in  In 2002 he was elected to serve as president of the American Bar Association ( ) the first African American to hold that position.  Born January 1, 1942 in Detroit, MI. 19 Information obtained in January 2012 from

21 “One Good Turn Deserves Another” Highlights :  Dr. Mae Carol Jemison is an astronaut, medical doctor, and entrepreneur  First African American Woman to go in space September 12-20, 1992 aboard Shuttle Endeavour. She was the Mission Specialist  Served in Peace Corps as Doctor in Sierra Leon and Liberia  Professor at Dartmouth from  Professor at Large Cornell University  Born on October 17, 1956 in Decatur, Al. 20 Information obtained in January 2012 from

22 “One Good Turn Deserves Another” Highlights :  Kehinde Abimbola is an Adjunct Professor at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland  She teaches Electrical Engineering Theory and Application of Electronic Digital Logic and Application of Mathematics in Engineering  She worded 15 years in the Nigerian Telecommunications (NITEL PLC) infrastructure  She worked 10years at INTELSAT – where she worked until recently as a Regional Sales Coordinator for Africa and Europe. 21 Information obtained in March 2012 from

23 “One Good Turn Deserves Another” Highlights :  Dr. Gilbert Rochon-6 th President of Tuskegee University (2010)  Former Director of Purdue Terrestrial Observatory  Senior research scientist for Rosen Center for Advanced Cmputing  PH. D from MIT urban and regional planning  Fullbright Senior Specialist-Environmental Science in Thailand 22 Information obtained in January 2012 from or college websitewww.wikipedia.org

24 “One Good Turn Deserves Another” Highlights :  Melissa Harris-Perry is a Professor of Political Science at Tulane University  Founding Director of Anna Julia Cooper Project on Gender, Race & Politics in the South at Tulane University  Former Professor at Princeton University & University of Chicago  MSNBC political commentator and host of her own show  Author  Born October 2, 1973 in Seattle.  Grew up in Virginia 23 Information obtained in January 2012 from or college websitewww.wikipedia.org

25 “One Good Turn Deserves Another” Highlights :  Mark Dean Electrical Engineer and inventor of microcomputer system with bus control means for peripheral processing devices. Their invention paved the way for the growth in the information technology industry  Currently, Dean is vice president of performance for the RS/6000 Division. He was named an IBM fellow in 1996  1997, received the Black Engineer of the Year President's  Dean was born in Jefferson City, TN, on March 2, Information obtained in January 2012 from or college websitewww.wikipedia.org


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