Interview with Kwaku Addo, December 4, 2013

Project: African Immigrants in the Bluegrass Oral History Project

Interview Summary

Kwaku Addo of Ghana was one of the first, if not the first, assistant professors from an African country when he arrived in 1991 to join the Dietetics and Nutrition Science Department at the University of Kentucky. In his interview he describes his childhood and schooling Ghana through his first degree in biochemistry at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, then research lab experience in Switzerland and Canada, followed by M.A. and PhD education in the U.S., and 22 years at the University of Kentucky as faculty and administrator. His continued connections to Ghana include eight years taking students and faculty each May to Ghana and raising money for a Kentucky Academy, a kindergarten school that he and his wife Esther run in Esther?s home village. In fall 2013 soon after the beginning of this oral history project he became an administrator at Prairie View A&M University in Texas.

Interview Accession

2014oh063_aitb002

Interviewee Name

Kwaku Addo

Interviewer Name

Angene H. Wilson

Interview Date

2013-12-04

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Addo, Kwaku Interview by Angene H. Wilson. 04 Dec. 2013. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Addo, K. (2013, December 04). Interview by A. H. Wilson. African Immigrants in the Bluegrass Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Addo, Kwaku, interview by Angene H. Wilson. December 04, 2013, African Immigrants in the Bluegrass Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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