Africa-America Institute

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The Africa-America Institute was founded in 1953, and "is a multi-racial, multi-ethnic, non-profit organization, with offices in New York and Washington, D.C., and a presence in over 50 African countries."

"With funds provided by multilateral, U.S. government, private foundation and corporate donors, we pursue our mission through work in two program areas: (1) African Higher Education and Training and (2) Educational Outreach and Policy." [1]

Total revenue in 2005 $5.5 million. [2]

Mora L. McLean - President

Ambassador Donald Easum - was former President and CEO of the Africa-America Institute, Vice President and Senior Consultant for the River Blindness Foundation, Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Africa, U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, Board Member of the Rothko Chapel. [3]

Received funding from the NED for their work in Nigeria in 1990, 1991, and 1992.[4]


=Former Board (2010)

Life Trustees


Critical Resources

  • Evelyn Jones Rich, United States Government-Sponsored Higher Education Programs for Africans, 1957-1970, with Special Attention to the Role of the African-American Institute, Ph.D., Columbia University, 1977.



Resources and articles

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  1. Trustees, Africa-America Institute, accessed January 19, 2021.