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Nazareth Professor David Anderson Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

Published January 29, 2018

David Anderson, Ph.D., a visiting scholar at Nazareth College, was presented with a lifetime achievement award at the First Annual Rochester Black Men Achieve Black Tie Awards Gala on January 20. Anderson was recognized for his incredible legacy and long-term contributions to the public understanding and appreciation of African American history, culture, and heritage.

Anderson, a renowned Frederick Douglass re-enactor, was recently appointed to the Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Commission by New York Senator Chuck Schumer. Anderson also chairs the Rochester/Monroe County Freedom Trail Commission.

He is a founding member of Blackstorytelling League, and of Akwaaba: the Heritage Associates which shares African American lore across the United States and Ghana. Anderson is a visiting scholar in the School of Education and the College of Arts and Sciences.

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