Meet Our Keynote Speakers
TUESDAY, JUNE 15TH
Mr. Keith Holmes
Founder / CEO
Global Black Inventor Research Projects, Inc.
For over thirty years, Mr. Holmes has worked in the satellite communications industry, and since 1977, he has used computers from main frames to personal computers.
Mr. Holmes has spent considerable time researching information on Black inventors at the New York Patent Library, the Schomburg Library in New York and Howard University's Moorland-Spingarn Research Center in Washington, DC.
He has lectured in Barbados, California, Canada, Connecticut, Illinois, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington, DC., and he is currently working on several projects about Black inventors. Mr. Holmes has spent over thirty years researching information on Black innovators and inventors from around the world.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16TH
Dr. Tameka Bradley Hobbs
Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, Associate Professor of History
Founding Director of the FMU Social Justice Institute, Florida Memorial University
Tameka Bradley Hobbs is Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and the Founding Director of the FMU Social Justice Institute at Florida Memorial University. She earned her undergraduate degree from Florida A&M University, and her doctoral degree in United States History and Historical Administration and Public History from Florida State University.
In addition to her sixteen years of teaching experience, Hobbs has served as coordinator of the African American Studies Program at Valdosta State University. She has also worked as a researcher, writer, consultant, and director for a number of public and oral history projects in Florida and Virginia.
Her professional experience includes serving as Director of Projects and Program for the John G. Riley Museum and Center of African American History and Culture, located in Tallahassee, Florida.
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