Ralph C. Gomes, who died in March, was on the faculty at Howard University for 49 years. Around 1985, Stephanie Kenyon went to an antiques auction eager to bid on a handsome polychrome iron bust of a Black youth.
“Of course, I didn’t get it,” said Kenyon, who today owns the Sloans & Kenyon auction house in Bethesda, Md. “When Dr. Gomes went after something, he was a successful bidder. He bid until he bought it.”
She’s talking about Ralph C. Gomes , who for 49 years was a professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminology at Howard University. Gomes […]