Clarence Glover, Jr.


Professor Clarence Glover, also known as “Professor Freedom”, was born and raised in Shreveport, Louisiana, and is a graduate of Grambling State University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History. After earning his Bachelor Degree, Professor Glover attended Southern Methodist University and earned his Masters of Theological Studies degree. He is also a graduate of the Harvard University Graduate Institute on School Climate and Governance with a concentration in the area of Moral Education and Human Development.

Professor Glover is the President of SANKOFA Education Services, a professional training and consulting agency specializing in culturally relevant strategies to education African-American students. Beforebe coming President of SANKOFA Education Services, Professor Glover served as the Director of Intercultural Education and Minority Student Affairs, Coordinator of African-American Student Services, and Adjunct Professor of African American Studies at Southern Methodist University for over 15 years. He also served as a Special Assistant to the General Superintendent for Intercultural Relation and Executive Director of Multicultural Education for the Dallas Independent School District.

Professor Glover is well known for his expertise on the life and work of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement. In 1986, at the request of Mrs. Coretta Scott King, he served as the Coordinator and Interviewer for the classic PBS documentary, “In Remembrance of Martin, the first National Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Observance,” which was filmed in Atlanta, GA.

During his time at Southern Methodist University, Professor Glover worked to raise awareness about apartheid in South Africa. He conducted numerous seminars, lectures and events throughout the SMU and Dallas communities, advocating the end of apartheid in South Africa.

Professor Glover has conducted seminars on African and African-American History & Culture, Multicultural Education and Diversity Awareness throughout the United States, the Caribbean and Africa. He is the author of “Da Night Befo’ Freedom, An Emancipation/Juneteenth Tale,” which is also a children’s coloring book. He has published other articles on African-American history and culture which include, “On Being African-American”, “The Other Side of Racism”, and “Spirituality: an African View.”

An avid drummer and story teller, Professor Glover spends much of his time sharing his knowledge of African and African-American history and culture with the community. During a 2004 trip to Africa, he was able to locate his extended Glover family in Accra, Ghana, West Africa. Professor Glover has a collection of magnificent photos taken during his SANKOFA journey which he presents and lectures on.

Professor Glover is an ordained Christian Methodist Episcopal Minister who is the founding Pastor of First African Freedom Church congregations in Dallas, Texas and in Bonwire Ghana, West Africa.