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CURRENT PROJECTS Hidden Figures, narrative nonfiction work in progress. Hidden Figures is the untold history of the African-American women employed as Human Computers by NACA/NASA from the 1940s through the 1960s. (Represented by Charlotte Sheedy Literary Agency)
The Human Computers Project. Multimedia platform archiving the history of NACA-NACA’s African-American Human Computers and their significance in the context of the US Space Program, the Cold War, the Civil Rights Movement and the struggle for Gender Equality. Collaborative work in progress with Prof. Duchess Harris of Macalester College.
Wande Abimbola is currently the officially appointed delegate to Boston from Nigeria to represent and transmit the tradition of Ifá.
As Babaláwo and Àwise Ni Àgbáeé (“spokesperson for Ifá in the World”), he is a renowned scholar of Ifá thought, Yoruba theology and traditional culture. He is president of the International Congress of Orisa Tradition and Culture. He is also Professor of African Religions at Boston University.
James Monroe Whitfield [was] born in New Hampshire in 1822 to free black [people], probably attended a local school in New Hampshire, and eventually married and had two sons and a daughter. By the late 1840s Whitfield was working in Buffalo as a barber. In 1850 Frederick Douglass urged Whitfield to relinquish what he regarded as his lowly, menial job, but the facts would indicate that Whitfield, like a number of free black Continue reading →