Otis Alexander

Academic Historian

Otis D. Alexander, Professor of Applied Music at Florida Memorial University, has directed academic and public libraries in the District of Columbia, Virginia, Indiana, Texas, and Florida. In addition, he has been a library manager in the Virgin Islands of the United States as well as in the Republic of Liberia. His research has appeared in Virginia Libraries Journal, Scribner\’s Encyclopedia of American Lives, Alexander received the Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science degrees from the University of the District of Columbia, and the Master of Library & Information Science degree from Ball State University.  He earned the Doctor of Philosophy degree from International University and studied additionally at Harvard Graduate School of Education Leadership for Academic Librarians, Oberlin Conservatory of Music Voice Performance Pedagogy, and Atlanta University School of Library & Information Studies. 

Prezell Russell Robinson (1920- )

Prezell Russell Robinson, longtime President of St. Augustine’s College (later University) was born in Batesburg, South Carolina, on August 22, 1920, to Clarence Robinson and Annie Foulks Robinson. He is the eighth of nine children. Robinson’s early education began at Leesville Colored Primary School in … Read MorePrezell Russell Robinson (1920- )

Alton Augustus Adams Sr. (1889-1987)

Composer, conductor, and flutist Alton Augustus Adams, Sr., was born in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, the Danish West Indies, on November 4, 1889, to Jacob Henry Adams, a carpenter, and Petrina Evangeline Dinzey, a seamstress. They were handcrafters and encouraged their children to be entrepreneurs. … Read MoreAlton Augustus Adams Sr. (1889-1987)