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Geoffrey Canada

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Birthday
13, 1952
Birthplace
The Bronx, NY
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
13, 1952 (age 66)
Birthplace
The Bronx, NY

About

Activist, teacher, and head of the Harlem Children's Zone, a non-profit foundation established to increase Harlem natives' rates of graduation. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Children's Defense Fund.

Before Fame

He attended Bowdoin College and studied sociology and psychology. He also earned a master's degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Trivia

His first nonfiction book, Fist Stick Knife Gun: A Personal History of Violence in America, was published in the mid-1990s.

Family Life

He was born in the South Bronx, where he was raised by his mother Mary Elizabeth Canada.

Associated With

He and Robert E. Peary both attended Bowdoin College.