Academic journal article The Journal of Negro Education

Editor's Valedictory Comment

Academic journal article The Journal of Negro Education

Editor's Valedictory Comment

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June 30th of this year concludes four years of my leadership as Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Negro Education (JNE). It has been an honor and obligatory duty to serve my University, profession, and race in this capacity. As other Editors-in-Chief, I documented accomplishments during my editorship in my article in the "Legacy" special issue which celebrated the 75th anniversary of The Journal (Harper, 2007). Therefore, on this transitional occasion of JNE leadership, there is no need to look back over the previous four years, but rather to look to the future and the continuation of the grand purpose and continued legacy of JNE. Nevertheless, I am pleased that some of the major goals and visions that I held for JNE were achieved during the tenure of my editorship, and that The Journal is in good standing as I write this editorial.

Moreover, I must acknowledge that I am very grateful for the contributions of numerous persons who supported me and contributed to The Journal of Negro Education and its activities and publications during my tenure as Editor-in-Chief. These contributors include (a) the Editorial Board members and peer reviewers who reviewed manuscripts, attended Board meetings, and offered their advice and ideas, (b) hardworking and dedicated JNE staff members who provided excellent work and an unyielding commitment to JNE, (c) Howard University School of Education Deans and other University administrators who supported The Journal, (d) various artists who contributed their artwork to the front covers of published issues, (e) individuals and organizations that purchased advertisement space in various journal issues, and (f) subscribers who purchased individual and institutional subscriptions of The Journal. …

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