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Remembering Asa Hilliard
(“Georgia State Professor Asa Hilliard Dies in Egypt,” Aug. 15, 2007)

Dr. Hilliard was not only a guiding light and compassionate force for social justice, he reminded us of the importance of having an honest and authentic dialogue on the issue of race without pointing fingers at each other. Anyone who was fortunate to cross paths with him was never the same, because his spirit of social justice would embrace you.

— Joseph F. Johnson

T hank you, Dr. Hilliard, for contributing to the awakening African consciousness. As an educator and African, I know that it is my duty to continue this message not only for my students, but also for my entire family. Your spirit will live with us forever. Sankofa!

— Evan J. Roberts

As a mother raising a Black male in America, I found Dr. Hilliard’s teachings very powerful and useful in today’s society. I am not an educator, but many members of my family are. I met Dr. Hilliard through family members. I was awe-inspired when I met him face to face by the deep spirit he possessed when it came to educating our children. I am deeply saddened by his death and am thankful for having shared a moment in life with him.

— Cynthia Kirby-Drayton

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