Headshot of Nana Seshibe

Nana Ruth Seshibe passed away in June 2015
Her obituary can be found Here.


Originally from South Africa, Nana was active on behalf of the Pan African Congress and as a result was forced to flee to Tanzania where she continued her fight against apartheid. In 1963 she moved to the U.S. to get her Bachelor’s degree before coming to CIE.


Her research at CIE was based on both her own and others’ experiences as refugees. She undertook a detailed review of policies of organizations responsible for refugee education and an analysis of the curricula of refugee education programs.


After getting her graduate degrees at CIE, she moved to Washington, D.C. where she taught at Howard University and the University of the District of Columbia.  She also was actively involved with and taught at the Ujamaa School, the Roots Activity Learning Center, the Kemetic Institute of Magnificent Achievers, as well as Bell Multi-cultural High School.[8-15]


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