Local Author Debuts Book, Offers Historical Perspective of “The Vote”

Shown is Dr. TaKeia N. Anthony with ASLAH member Alonzo McNealy

During the James Weldon Johnson Branch of the Association for the Study of African-American Life and History monthly meeting, the guest speaker was historian and college professor Dr. TaKeia N. Anthony. Dr. Anthony presented a book talk on her recent publication The Universal Ethiopian Students’ Association, 1927-1948: Mobilizing Diaspora.  Aligning with the year’s black history month theme, “The Vote,” Dr. Anthony discussed how members throughout the African Diaspora mobilized during post WWII to gain the right to vote.  More than 40 JWJ ASALH members, friends, guests and the authors former Edward Waters College students were in attendance.

Anthony currently serves as the JWJ Branch Historian in addition to being an Assistant Professor of History at North Carolina Central University (NCCU) in Durham, NC and founder of Dr. TaKeia’s Empowerment. Her areas of expertise are Mobilized African Diaspora and Archiving. She has spoken on panels and lectured throughout the United States, South Korea, The Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, London, Germany, and Kenya.

 Shown is Dr. TaKeia N. Anthony with ASLAH member Alonzo McNealy

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