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Kofi Annan’s Education Background

Kofi Annan is a Ghanaian diplomat who also served as the Secretary-General of the United Nations for nine years. He is well known and respected for founding the Global AIDS and Health Fund to help developing countries care for their citizens and he received a Nobel Peace Prize in 2001 for his efforts. EDUinReview will now take a look at the education background of this inspiring man.

Annan was born on April 8, 1938 in a small town in the Gold Coast section of Ghana. He had a twin sister, Eufa, who died in 1991. Twins in Ghana are very highly respected. Annan’s family was considered to be an elite family because they had tribal chiefs as ancestors.

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Jeane Kirkpatrick’s Education Background

Jeane Kirkpatrick was a United States Ambassador to the United Nations. She  was born on November 19, 1926 in Duncan, Oklahoma. Kirkpatrick was the oldest child of Welcher and Leona Jordan; she has one younger brother, Jerry. She is possibly most famous for serving as Ronald Reagan’s foreign policy adviser and for being the first woman to be the U.S. Ambassador to the UN. EDUinReview will now take a look at the education background of this influential woman.

Kirkpatrick was raised in Oklahoma and attended Emerson Elementary School until she was 12-years old. Then, her family moved to Illinois where she attended and graduated from Mt. Vernon Township High School.

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Carl Rowan Education Background

Civil rights activist and politician Carl Rowan

Civil rights activist and politician Carl Rowan

Carl Rowan was born in Ravenscroft, Tennessee on August 11, 1925. He grew up in the small town of McMinnville, Tennessee and graduated from Bernard High School in 1942 as the valedictorian.  He went on to attend Tennessee State University for one year and then Washburn University for one year.

Rowan was one of the first African-Americans to become a commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy. He graduated from Oberlin College in 1947 and received a master’s degree in journalism at the University of Minnesota in 1948. He began his career in journalism writing for numerous African American newspapers in and around Minneapolis.

He went on to become a copywriter at The Minneapolis Tribune for two years and later became a staff writer, reporting exclusively on the Civil Rights Movement. Read the rest of this entry »





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