By: Mel Page
Date: Fri, 10 May 1996
It is with deep regret that I inform readers of the death of Dr. Harry Langworthy III, Professor of African History at Cleveland State University. Professor Langworthy died April 30, 1996 at his home in Cleveland.
A historian of central Africa, Harry's publications included Zambia before 1890, the edited Letters of Charles Domingo, and numerous other works on Malawian and Zambian history. Before his death he had completed a biographical study of his great-grandfather, the Rev. Joseph Booth, missionary to east and southern Africa and activist for African rights during the early years of colonial rule.
One of his major concerns was that his work not only serve to illuminate the African past, but that it be readily accessible to Africans themselves. Many of his articles were, therefore, published in African journals and collections. Harry also wanted his books to be accessible on the continent. The Letters of Charles Domingo was published by the University of Malawi, and his biography of Joseph Booth is to be published in Blantyre, part of the Kachere series.
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