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Photos from the 2007 Tribute to Dr. Ivan Van Sertima
February 1, 2007

On Thursday, February 1, 2007, the Library hosted a tribute to Dr. Ivan Van Sertima, with speaker Dr. Leonard Jeffries, as part of the Library's celebration of Black History Month.

The master of ceremonies was Dr. Clement Alexander Price, from the Library's Board of Trustees. The cornerstone of Dr. Van Sertima’s legacy is his book, They Came Before Columbus: The African Presence in Ancient America, for which he received the Clarence L. Holte Literary Prize for "works of excellence in literature and humanities."

The Seventh Principle Dance and Drum Ensemble performed for the event.

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Library Director Wilma J. Grey
 

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The audience enjoys the program.
 

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Dr. Leonard Jeffries addresses the audience.
 

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Seventh Principle Dance and Drum Ensemble
 

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Dancers from the ensemble perform.
 

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Dr. Leonard Jeffries with Dr. Clement Price of the Library's Board of Trustees.
 

 

Photo credits: The Newark Public Library

 

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