September 22, 2011

Obama Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett to Visit Dunbar SHS 

Part of History Makers Program

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Valerie Jarrett, a senior advisor to President Barack Obama, will join two other prominent African Americans with personal connections to Dunbar Senior High School for a talk about their lives, legacy and ties to the Dunbar community.


The speaking event is being sponsored and organized by The History Makers, a Chicago-based nonprofit dedicated to the preservation of African-American history. Established in 1870, Dunbar SHS has a proud tradition as the first high school for black students in America and was considered the nation's best high school for African Americans during the first half of the 20th century. The event gives students an understanding of the Dunbar legacy and their potential to achieve greatness.


  • Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor to President Barack Obama 
  • Dr. Yvonne Seon, a pioneer in African-American studies and Dunbar alumna
  • Board chair of The History Makers Antoinette “Toni” Cook-Bush, whose father and grandfather both attended Dunbar

WHEN:              Friday, September 23, 2011 at 9:30 a.m.


WHERE:           Paul Lawrence Dunbar Senior High School,
                        1301 New Jersey Ave. NW,
                        Washington, D.C.


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