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Toppin, Edgar Allan (1928-2004)


Langue d'expression : Anglais
Pays : Etats-Unis
Date de naissance : 1928
Date de mort : 2004


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historien, spécialiste de l'histoire des noirs ax Etats-unis


Internet, alt.obituaries, 2004-12-10

Information trouvée : Edgar Allan Toppin, a nationally known expert on black history who was key in establishing Black History Month, died Wednesday of congestive heart failure. He was 76. Toppin, a professor emeritus at Virginia State University, wrote 10 books during his nearly 50-year career. As president of the Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History, Toppin was instrumental in turning Black History Week into Black History Month in 1976, Born in Harlem in 1928. He received his doctorate in 1955 from Northwestern University. During the mid-1960s, Toppin created a 30-lesson television course, "Americans from Africa," aired on educational stations across the country.

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