Emmy Award-winning journalist, historian, publisher, and producer, Dr. Janus Adams is the author of eleven books and founder of BackPaxKids.com—the online magazine and community for “’adventurous young minds’ across the Diaspora. An award-winning journalist, her talk shows on radio and TV aired for ten years. Writing more than 500 articles, her syndicat- ed column ran for sixteen years. She currently contributes commentary to the Huffington Post, NPR, and other media outlets. Engaged by history since childhood, at 8 she was among the four children selected to break New York’s de facto segregated “neighborhood school plan” in the wake of the historic Brown v. Board of Education decision. A classically-trained pianist, she is a graduate New York’s High School of Performing Arts. Her master’s is the nation’s first graduate degree in Black Studies. Her doctoral chair was author/composer Shirley Graham DuBois, widow of Dr. W.E.B. DuBois, cofounder of the NAACP. The mother of twin daughters, Adams launched her publishing career when negative images of race and gender began to taint their lives. BackPax books, audios, and games are the result. Since 1986, BackPax has received numerous accolades. Adams also founded Harambee, the first national book club for African American literature; changing the publishing landscape for authors and readers.
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