Howard Dodson, Jr.

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Howard Dodson, Jr., has committed his professional life to the retrieval, preservation, interpretation, and dissemination of the history and culture of African and African American peoples. Since 1984, he has served as chief of the New York Public Library's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, the world's leading and most prestigious repository for materials and artifacts on black cultural life.

A scholar, consultant, lecturer, and educator, Dodson has guided the Schomburg Center through major fund-raising and expansion projects, including successful capital campaigns and multi-million-dollar construction and renovation projects...

"Career: National Credit Union Education Federation of Ecuador, education programs director, 1964-66; U.S. Peace Corps, volunteer in Ecuador, 1964-66, office staffer, 1966-69, recruiting director, 1967-68; Institute of the Black World, Atlanta, executive director, 1974-79, director of Black Studies curriculum development, 1980-83; The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, chief, 1984–, director, scholars-in-residence program, 1986–. Emory University, lecturer in Afro-American history, 1976-79; National Endowment for the Humanities, consultant to director, 1979-82; also consultant to African American Museums Association, Library of Congress, U.S. Department of Education, Congressional Black Caucus, and National Council of Churches; Chairman, Black Theology Project." [1]

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  1. Howard Dodson, Jr., accessed August 4, 2009.
  2. Whos who, The Shabazz Center, accessed August 4, 2009.
  3. People, Chess-in-the-Schools, accessed December 9, 2010.