Academic Historian

Don Cleary is an adjunct professor of drama at Augusta State University in Augusta, Georgia.  His Ph. D. in Comparative Arts is from Ohio University of Athens, Ohio, while his undergraduate and master’s degrees are from University of North Florida and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. While at Paine College he has directed Ain’t Misbehavin’, The Piano Lesson, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf, A Raisin in the Sun, Colored People’s Time, The Colored Museum, and Day of Absence among others, and serves as a Region IV KCACTF Respondent.  In 2010 he completed his first full-length play, The Frank Yerby Story, and is currently completing research on the contribution of African Americans to Broadway.


Will Smith/Willard Carroll Smith II (1968- )

Willard Carroll Smith, Jr., better known as Will Smith, actor, rap and recording artist, was born in Wynnefield, Pennsylvania on September 25, 1968. His father, Willard Carroll Smith, is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a refrigerator engineer, and his mother, Caroline Bright … Read MoreWill Smith/Willard Carroll Smith II (1968- )