"If you aim for the stars, getting to the moon is a piece of cake"
-Dr. Yvonne Seon

Yvonne Seon, Ph.D.  the founding Director of the Bolinga Black Cultural Resources Center at Wright State University in Dayton, OH, has returned to serve as Distinguished Visiting Director. She comes to Wright State University from Prince George's Community College, where she is professor of African American Studies in the History Department at Prince George’s Community College, Largo, MD. A native of Washington, D.C., she learned first-hand about Africa during two years as Administrative Director of the High Commission for the Inga Dam Project with the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kinshasa, where she learned Lingala and perfected her spoken French.  She returned to continue formal study in African and African American life and culture through the Union Institute, earning a doctorate and helping to shape the new discipline in the 1970’s.  She taught the first course on “The African American Woman” offered at the University of Maryland at College Park and developed the course, “Comparative Black Literature” at Howard University.  Yvonne Seon has worked with the late Congressman Charles C. Diggs, Chairman of the House Sub-committee on Africa.  After 23 years continuous service on the Board of Directors of Africare, a private, voluntary organization specializing in Development in Africa, from 2002 to 2004, she was Vice-Chair of Africare, which manages an annual budget of over 30 million dollars


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