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“Harvard On The Bayou

After completing US Navy training including Vietnam escape and evasion school, I started as a freshman at South Texas Junior College in January of 1968. I was married and working full time. This educational institution had two nicknames in Houston as follows: “Harvard on the bayou” or “Oxford on the cess pool.” I bought a big pile of books in the bookstore. I had no idea of how I was going to graduate. With a lot of faith and hard work I graduated with highest honors in June of 1969. I went on to graduate from Tulane University. I got into graduate school of business at George Washington University and made good grades. South Texas Junior College evolved into the University of Houston Downtown Campus. It’s now a serious academic institution. I’ m proud to add its sweatshirt to my collection!

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About tatamkuluafrica

I am a man who has lived n 6 of the 7 continents. I first arrived in Africa on April 18, 1981. Africa has been a part of my life since. I spent 8 months living in a Xhosa village in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. I was given he nickname Tatamkulu Africa. In Xhosa it means "Grandfather Africa." In April of 1994 I was allowed to vote in the first democratic election in South Africa..I was honored to be part of such a historical moment. It was a beautiful and a magical day.

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