Project Tag: History

Alixa Naff

Image from NC State Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies, https://lebanesestudies.ncsu.edu/awards/scholarly/Naff.php Arab American, History Alixa Naff (1919-2013) Dr. Alixa Naff was a pioneering historian widely known as the founder of Arab American Studies. She not only documented the lives of the first Syrian and Lebanese Americans, but also illuminated the experiences of first generation non-European …

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John Brother Cade

Image from Southern University and A&M College, https://www.subr.edu/page/2510 African American, Ethnography, History John Brother Cade (1894-1970) John Brother Cade led one of the earliest oral history collections of ex-slave narratives in the United States. Born near Elberton, Georgia, in 1894, he graduated from Knox Institute and Industrial School in Athens, Georgia in 1915. After he …

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