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William Abraham is a professor of philosophy emeritus at the University of California, Santa Cruz. In 1959, Professor Abraham became the first African scholar to win a Prize Fellowship at All Souls College at Oxford University in England. Today, he remains the only African to ever win the prestigious award.
A former Rhodes Scholar and mayor of Baltimore for 12 years, Schmoke served as dean of the Howard University School of Law from 2003 to 2012. Most recently, he has served as interim provost and general counsel at Howard.
The Rhodes Trust does not release data on the racial or ethnic identity of scholarship winners. But it appears that this year, three of the 32 Rhodes winners are African Americans.
Sebabatso Manoeli is one of 10 Rhodes winners from the southern Africa region.
Yet only 1.3 percent of all students accepted for admission are Black.
Brandon Turner is the 12th student at Wake Forest in the past 25 years to win a Rhodes Scholarship.