Hamilton E. Holmes (8 July 1941 – 26 October 1995) was an American orthopedic physician. He and Charlayne Hunter-Gault were the first two African-American students admitted to the University of Georgia. Additionally, Holmes was the first African-American student to attend the Emory University School of Medicine, where he earned his M.D. in 1967, later becoming a professor of orthopedics and associate dean at the school.
Molefi Kete Asante (əˈsænteɪ; born Arthur Lee Smith Jr. on August 14, 1942) is an African-American professor. He is a leading figure in the fields of African American studies, African Studies and Communication Studies. He is currently Professor in the Department of African American Studies at Temple University, where he founded the PhD program in African American Studies, and President of the Molefi Kete Asante Institute for Afrocentric Studies. Asante is widely known for his writings on Afrocentricity, a school of thought that has influenced the fields of sociology, intercultural communication, critical theory, political science, African history, and social work. He is the father of author and filmmaker M. K. Asante. He is the author of more than 66 books and the founding editor of the Journal of Black Studies.
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