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Dr. Gloria Boutte is a Carolina Distinguished Professor at the University of South Carolina.  For more than three decades, Dr. Boutte’s scholarship, teaching, and service have focused on equity pedagogies. She is the author/editor of five books: (1) We Be Lovin’ Black Children: Becoming Learning to Be Literate About the African Diaspora; (2)African Diaspora Literacy: The Heart of Transformation in K-12 Schools and Teacher Education (2019 AESA Critics Choice Award) (3) Educating African American Students: And how are the children; (4) Resounding Voices: School Experiences of People From Diverse Ethnic Backgrounds; and (5) Multicultural Education:  Raising Consciousness.  She has received millions of dollars in grants and has nearly 100 publications.  Dr. Boutte has presented nationally and internationally on equity issues and has received prestigious Fulbright Scholar and Fulbright Specialist awards. Dr. Boutte is the founder and Executive Director of the Center for the Education and Equity of African American Students (CEEAAS). She has presented and/or served as a visiting scholar internationally in every continent except Antarctica.   Dr. Boutte and Dr. George Johnson, are the authors of the Drs. Diaspora curriculum.