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The Digital Media Training Program in Harlem is located at the John Henrik Clarke house.
The Digital Media Training Program in Harlem (DMTPH) operates under the auspices of the Board for the Education of People of African Ancestry (BEPAA) a Harlem-based 501 c 3 non-profit organization. BEPAA acquired 286 Convent Avenue almost 20 years ago. Named “Clarke House” in honor of Dr. John Henrik Clarke, a history scholar and leader in the advancement of African culture in this country, BEPAA conducts research, seminars, and workshops and carries out various educational programs within this facility in Harlem. The organization was founded by Dr. Adelaide Sanford, a legendary orator, educator and former Vice Chancellor of the New York State Board of Regents.
Dr. John Henrik Clarke (January 1, 1915 – July 12, 1998), was a Pan-Africanist writer, historian, professor, and a pioneer in the creation of Africana studies and professional institutions in academia starting in the late 1960s. He was a professor of Black and Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College of the City University of New York from 1969 to 1986 and served as founding chairman of the department. He also was the Carter G. Woodson Distinguished Visiting Professor of African History at Cornell University’s Africana Studies and Research Center. Additionally, he founded the African Heritage Studies Association along with the Black Caucus of the African Studies Association in 1968.
BOARD FOR THE EDUCATION OF PEOPLE OF AFRICAN ANCESTRY/John Henrik Clarke House
286 CONVENT AVENUE
New York, New York 10031