Ephraim Isaac

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Birthday
29, 1936
Birthplace
Ethiopia
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
29, 1936 (age 82)
Birthplace
Ethiopia

About

Renowned scholar of ancient Semitic Languages & Civilization and African/Ethiopian Languages and Religion and peace activist.

Before Fame

He was the founder and first professor of Afro-American Studies at Harvard University and the namesake of the Ephraim Isaac Prize for Excellence in African Studies.

Trivia

He established the ad hoc Peace Committee in 1989 in the wake of much violence and bloodshed in his native land. The committee was designed to bring warring factions together to broker numerous bilateral agreements.

Family Life

He was born, raised, and educated early on in Ethiopia, never losing his passion for his birth country.

Associated With

His efforts for peace ran concurrent with those of Ethiopian religious leader Abune Paulos.