Pub. date: 2010 | Online Pub. Date: December 15, 2009 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412971966 | Print ISBN: 9781412940504 | Online ISBN: 9781412971966| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
Hilliard, Asa (1933–2007)
Asa Grant Hilliard III was an African-centered educator, historian, and psychologist who wrote more than a thousand publications, inspired numerous students, and was enstooled as a development chief for Mankranso, Ghana, where he was given the name, Nana Baffour Amankwatia II, which means generous one. This seemed particularly fitting for someone whose life's work was firmly rooted in disseminating truth, sharing knowledge, and enhancing a comprehensive curriculum on the contributions of African people. This entry explores the life and life's work of Hilliard. Deeply entrenched in his role as husband, father, and grandfather, Hilliard was a family man who attributed much of his passion and success in education to his ancestors. During interviews and discussions of his life, he shared stories of his great grandparents, grandparents, and parents, all of whom were deeply committed to education. Hilliard's great-grandparents, Bunk and Mary Hilliard, were formerly enslaved Africans from Georgia. Their union ...