Southern President to Release African American Encyclopedia

Monday, October 5, 2009 - 8:05am

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Southern University Chancellor Lofi Lomotey has compiled a two-volume encyclopedia that he hopes will raise awareness about various aspects of education for African-Americans.
Lomotey's "Encyclopedia of African American Education" will appear on some bookshelves beginning Oct. 20. It covers topics including the illegal teaching of lessons to slaves, the landmark Brown vs. Boad of Education Supreme Court decision, and modern classrooms.
The work is the result of Lomotey's partnership with California-based SAGE Publications. He is the longtime editor of that publisher's scholarly journal, "Urban Education." Lomotey tells The Advocate newspaper that he hopes the encyclopedia can help inform the masses about the history and importance of education.