Promoting education in Sierra Leone as a pathway out of poverty and toward better well-being.

Anita Thompson

Communication Specialist
Anita Thompson
Anita Thompson, originally from Sierra Leone, has for several years served as an Adjunct Professor of African/African-American Studies at Eastern Kentucky University. Her curriculum, entitled “The African Experience”, provides students with a balanced portrait of African history from antiquity to modern times. She received her Master of Arts in Pan-African Studies from the University of Louisville and her Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of Kentucky, both of which are located in Kentucky, USA. Anita is an avid writer, having written on subjects related to Africa. Her most notable publication is entitled “Human Rights in Africa: Commitments, Myths, Realities, and Prospects”, a chapter contribution in (re)Tracing Africa: A Multidisciplinary Study of African History, Societies and Culture, an edited textbook from her department. She has also written essays on women and youth in Africa for various platforms focused on Africa and international development. In September 2015, she presented at the World Bank Sierra Leone Diaspora Investment and Trade Stakeholders Forum on real estate development in Africa and served as the keynote speaker at DuVal High School’s Black History Month Program in February 2016. Anita is currently based out of Washington, D.C., where she continues to teach as well as write about the issues important to her.