Artemus Gaye, PhD

Artemus Gaye fled the Liberian Civil War with a vivid memory of the ambiguity of the history of his native land. As a living descendant of Abdul Rahman and Isabella, he is passionate about the preservation and recovery of their legacy and that of others long forgotten or lost. Additionally, he is a community leader and also pursuing his PhD in Ethics at Loyola University in Chicago. Gaye has prepared a lecture entitled, “Narratives of Enslaved West Africans: Reconciliation, Genealogy and Family Narratives.” It focuses on the history and genealogy of enslaved Africans from Futa Jallon, Abdul Rahman’s birthplace in West Africa.