Peace Corps Holds Forum on African American Leadership

February 3, 1999

Washington, D.C., February 3, 1999—In celebration of Black History Month, the Peace Corps held the first in a series of events today at Peace Corps headquarters. A panel of distinguished guests addressed the topic: "The Legacy of African American Leadership: Past, Present and Future." The panel addressed the critical roles of local, national and international leadership among African Americans.
WHO:Charles R. Baquet, Peace Corps Deputy Director Irena Webster, Executive Director, The Association For The Study of Afro-American Life and History Inc. William Trueheart, President, Reading is Fundamental Anthony Cook, Professor of Law, Georgetown Law Center Eloise Gift, Educator, Bryn Mawr School of Business Earl Yates, Peace Corps Regional Director for Africa Gloria Johnson, Peace Corps Director of Congressional Relations WHAT:Panel discussion on "The Legacy of African American Leadership"
WHEN:Wednesday, February 3, l999
WHERE:Peace Corps headquarters, 1111 20th Street, NW, Washington, D.C., Shriver Hall, Room C
Currently, nearly 6,700 Peace Corps volunteers are serving in 80 countries, working to help improve health and nutrition of families, bring clean water to communities, teach children, help start new small businesses, and prevent the spread of AIDS.

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