Rufus Tiefing Stevenson
Rufus Tiefing Stevenson is the Founder, Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Jah Kente International, Inc., a 501 (c)3 not-for profit organization registered in the District of Columbia with the mission to nurture and promote the cultural spirit of Africa in the Diaspora and support health and humanitarian programs in Africa.
Rufus Stevenson holds a degree (BA) from Morehouse College (Atlanta-Georgia) and the first graduate to join the Peace Corps. He is an Africanist by training and a student of Afrocentricity with a degree (MA) from The Paul H. Nitz School of Advanced International Studies (S.A.I.S.), The John Hopkins University in Washington DC. He has studied, worked and travelled throughout the Africa and Europe Continents as a Peace Corps Volunteer, and a diplomat with the US Department of State. He served as a Military Policeman (MP) with the U.S Army in Sputh Vietnam. He is a member of Metropolitan AME Church, Phi Delta Kappa (PDK) at the University of the District of Columbia and curator of an African and South Pacific art collection (The Tiefing Collection) in Washington DC.