Honors and Awards

• Julius Chambers, the civil rights activist, attorney, and former chancellor of North Carolina Central University, received the 2009 Children’s Lifetime Legacy Award from Action for Children North Carolina.

• Eddie Glaude, William S. Tod Professor of Religion and African-American Studies at Princeton University, received the President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching at the Princeton University commencement.

• Sybil Mobley, who served on the faculty at Florida A&M University for more than 40 years and in 1974 was named founding dean of the university’s School of Business and Industry, received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the university’s alumni association. Mobley, now 83 years old, retired in 2003.

• Vincent Brown, Dunwalke Associate Professor of American History at Harvard University, was honored by being named a 2009 Walter Channing Cabot Fellow. The award recognizes Harvard faculty for distinguished accomplishments in literature, art, or history. Dr. Brown was honored for his book, The Reaper’s Garden: Death and Power in the World of Atlantic Slavery.

Professor Brown is a graduate of the University of California at San Diego. He holds a Ph.D. in history from Duke University.

• Kerwin K. Charles, Steans Family Professor at the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago, was named best professor in a core class by the school’s student association.

A native of Guyana, Dr. Charles is a graduate of the University of Miami. He holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from Cornell University.