Artemus Gaye was born in Monrovia, Liberia on November 24, 1975. He graduated from the St. Patrick’s Catholic High School in 1993 during the Liberian civil war. He won a scholarship in 1994 to attend Africa University—a Pan-African institution of higher learning in Zimbabwe, studying Divinity and Education. He was later awarded a residency in CPE, specializing in Trauma Care at the William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI from 1997 to 1999 and concomitantly earned a B.A. in Christian Counseling in 1999 from Trinity College in Evansville, Indiana. Art also earned a Master at Garrett Evangelical with emphasis in religion and journalism in 2000. He became a Scholar-in-Residence and Research Affiliate at Garrett and the Program of African Studies at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois from 2001 to 2003. In 2004, he was enrolled at both Northpark University MA program in Community Development and Loyola’s PhD program at Theology with a focus in Christian Ethics. He earned his doctorate in 2011. He’s a five-time recipient of The Global Leadership Grant. He served as adjunct professor at St. Xavier and Benedictine universities in Illinois. He is a consultant to Northwestern University Law School Human Rights Programs on Truth and Reconciliation Project for Liberia. He is the president for the Prince Ibrahima & Isabella Freedom Foundation, Inc. and consulted in the making of the PBS biopic, Prince Among Slaves, the story of his ancestors. He is a licensed professional Sports Agent and a member of the Advisory Board for Africa University Development Office in Nashville, TN.
We hope that you enjoy your Terrebonne Life Lines when it arrives. It’s all made possible through the hard work and contributions of our members. There is always a need for new materials to publish. Wanda Moore, our editor, needs a continuous flow of materials in order to provide the Society’s membership with a good, healthy variety of articles across the Lafourche, Assumption & Terrebonne parishes area in every issue. From time to time, her reserves dwindle and she has to include more info in one area of research than another.
Sometimes you may run across interesting materials in your research that may not directly apply to you but may be of interest to or apply to others in the Society. At that time, consider obtaining a copy of what you find or abstracting the pertinent info and work it up into an article for the Life Lines. If you don’t feel comfortable writing these things up, pass the info on and someone else can get them ready for inclusion into the Life Lines. But please include your contact info in case some clarifications are necessary. Even if it’s just a 5-generation chart on your family, we would like to have a little input from all our members. And don’t forget pictures. Share them too, if you have them, especially the old ones, and you feel comfortable sharing.
Don’t forget about Queries. If you’re faced with the old proverbial Brick Wall, send us some info pertinent to your needs and we’ll put it out there for others to see. Someone out there may have the answer you seek, or at least point you in the right direction. And don’t forget to send us the answer for inclusion in the Life Lines, if one is provided. You never know who else has that same brick wall.