Academic journal article The Journal of Pan African Studies (Online)

Acknowledgements

Academic journal article The Journal of Pan African Studies (Online)

Acknowledgements

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As guest editor of this seminal volume of scholarly essays celebrating the intellectual life and work of Haitian scholar and statesman Joseph Anténor Firmin (1850-1911), there are several extraordinary individuals that are worthy and deserving of our deepest thanks and appreciation. First, The Journal of Pan African Studies (JPAS) expresses its appreciation to Larry Obadele Williams who first mentioned the name Anténor Firmin and the title of his monumental 1885 text during one of our in long distance phone exchange from Atlanta, Georgia to Phoenix, Arizona in the spring of 2012.

Next, I must extend my sincerest gratitude to the senior editor of JPAS, Itibari Zulu, who readily embraced my idea and trusted my vision for the journal to host this special edition (and a print edition) that would remember and pay homage to the pioneering work of Firmin as an a anthropologist, Egyptologist and pan-Africanist in the late nineteeth century.

We also acknowledge and give thanks to Asselin Charles for his recommendation of Celucien Joseph as a credible and qualified scholar who could translate the essay on Anténor Firmin written and published in French by the renowned Congolose Egyptologist Dr. theophile Obenga, a longtime friend and colleague of Cheikh Anta Diop,.

Next, we acknowledge Dr. Mario Beatty of Howard University and international president of the Association for the Study of Classical African Civilizations (ASCAC), who contacted Dr. …

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