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Tune in to The Gist of Freedom, www.BlackHistoryBlog.com, as we talk with Dr. William Seraile Professor Emeritus of African and African American studies at Lehman College (CUNY)
Dr. Seraile served in Ethiopia as a Peace Corps volunteer. He will discuss opportunities that exist for African Americans and others who may wish to serve. His service in Ethiopia had a profound impact on his life and future career choice. Today, the Peace Corps is trying to recruit more volunteers of color to serve. He earned his master's from Teachers College and a doctorate degree from the City University of New York.New York's Black Regiments During the Civil War was his doctoral dissertation which later became the third of his five books. A superb teacher, he was named Lehman College's 1991 teacher of the year.
Dr, Seraile is also the chair of the advisory committee for the Emmett Till Museum in Glendora, Mississippi
The Peace Corps is a volunteer program run by the federal government. The stated mission of the Peace Corps includes providing technical assistance, helping people outside the United States to understand American culture, and helping Americans to understand the cultures of other countries. .The program was established by Executive Order 10924, issued by President John F. Kennedy on March 1, 1961.Between 1961 and 2013, over 210,000 Americans joined the Peace Corps and served in 139 countries.
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