In Memoriam: Dovi J. Afesi, 1945-2016

Dovi Afesi, professor of history at Greenfield Community College in Massachusetts and a former assistant professor of Afro-American studies at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, died on December 2. He was 71 years old.

Dr. Afesi was a native of Ghana in West Africa. He came to the United States to attend preparatory school and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. Dr. Afesi earned a Ph.D. in history at Michigan State University.

Dr. Afesi began teaching at the University of Massachusetts in 1972 and retired in 1984. Since that time he has returned to campus as a visiting lecturer. He joined the faculty at Greenfield Community College in the early years of this century.

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