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The American Council on African Education (or ACAE) was established by Nwafor Orizu in 1945 which obtained numerous tuition scholarships from American sources for the benefit of African students.[1] . Amongst its important members are Alain LeRoy Locke, Oric Bates,[2] Mary McLeod Bethune,[3] Harry Emerson Fosdick[4] and Constance Agatha Cummings.[5] They were instrumental in offering scholarships to Nigerian students studying in the United States.[6] Its membership consisted of both black and white academics, journalists and philanthroopists.[7]


  1. ^ CHIKE MOMAH. "The Life and Times of Prince Nwafor Orizu". USAfrica The Newspaper. Retrieved 2010-02-28. 
  2. ^ Jerry Gershenhorn (1 April 2004). Melville J. Herskovits and the Racial Politics of Knowledge. U of Nebraska Press. p. 173. ISBN 978-0-8032-2187-1. Retrieved 6 October 2012. 
  3. ^ Joyce A. Hanson (14 March 2003). Mary McLeod Bethune and Black Women's Political Activism. University of Missouri Press. p. 5. ISBN 978-0-8262-1451-5. Retrieved 6 October 2012. 
  4. ^ Robert Moats Miller (21 February 1985). Harry Emerson Fosdick: Preacher, Pastor, Prophet. Oxford University Press. p. 460. ISBN 978-0-19-503512-4. Retrieved 6 October 2012. 
  5. ^ Toyin Falola (2004). Nationalism and African Intellectuals. University Rochester Press. p. 64. ISBN 978-1-58046-149-8. Retrieved 6 October 2012. 
  6. ^ Judith Ann-Marie Byfield; LaRay Denzer; Anthea Morrison (26 January 2010). Gendering the African Diaspora: Women, Culture, and Historical Change in the Caribbean and Nigerian Hinterland. Indiana University Press. p. 242. ISBN 978-0-253-35416-7. Retrieved 6 October 2012. 
  7. ^ John Preston Davis (1966). The American Negro reference book. Prentice-Hall. p. 690. Retrieved 6 October 2012.