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Dr. James M. Russell III of Hampton University in Virginia has been named a member of the 2013 class of AGU Fellows.

Russell III of Hampton University in Virginia has been named a member of the 2013 class of AGU Fellows.

Mary Smith Peake, born Mary Smith Kelsey (1823-February 22, 1862), was an American teacher and humanitarian, best known for starting a school for the children of former slaves starting in the fall of 1861 under what became known as the Emancipation Oak tree in present-day Hampton, Virginia near Fort Monroe. The first Creole teacher hired by the American Missionary Association, she was associated with its later founding of Hampton University in 1868.

blacksinhistory: “ Today In Black History for September Mary Smith Peake, born Mary Smith Kelsey was an American teacher, humanitarian and a member of the black elite.

HU Graduate Student Crowned Miss Virginia 2013 : Hampton University News

HU Graduate Student Crowned Miss Virginia 2013 : Hampton University News

Hampton University traces its humble roots back to 1861 where Mary S. Peake, held outdoor classes under the landmark Emancipation Oak in the nearby area of Eliz

Hampton University traces its humble roots back to 1861 where Mary S. Peake, held outdoor classes under the landmark Emancipation Oak in the nearby area of Eliz

hampton university pics | The Emancipation Oak is visible to the right of the sign.

hampton university pics | The Emancipation Oak is visible to the right of the sign.

One of our favorite places to take an evening stroll!! Sunset on Fort Monroe, Hampton VA

One of our favorite places to take an evening stroll! Sunset on Fort Monroe, Hampton VA

Downtown Hampton www.downtownhampton.com

Downtown Hampton www.downtownhampton.com

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