Dave Chappelle Parents: Meet William David Chappelle III, Yvonne Seon, Yvonne Reed
Webber, David Khari Chappelle is a stand-up comedian and actor who lives in Los Angeles, California. His satirical sketch comedy show Chappelle’s Show is well-known.
The show ran until Chappelle left in the middle of the third season, which he co-wrote with Neal Brennan.
Meet William David Chappelle III
On December 16, 1938, William David Chappelle III was born and died on July 29, 1998. He was an Ohio-based American music professor and civil rights, activist. He spent the majority of his career as Dean of Students at Antioch College.
Chappelle was born in Columbia, South Carolina, on December 16, 1938. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in music from Antioch College after attending Brown University.
Chappelle was a four-year veteran of the United States Army, where he played clarinet. He became a faculty member in the Co-op Department after moving to Yellow Springs, Ohio, in 1967.
He then went on to teach voice performance as a professor in the music department. Chappelle was Dean of Students and Dean of Community Services at the same time.
Chappelle was also involved in the civil rights movement in Ohio as an organizer.
He was on the Yellow Springs Human Relations Commission in the 1970s.
He was also a founder of the African American Cross-Cultural Works and co-founder of the advocacy group H.U.M.A.N., which stands for Help Us Make A Nation.
At Antioch College, Chappelle taught an anti-racist activity seminar. Chappelle established the Yellow Springs Blues Week as part of his activism.
He also worked as a statistician and worked on community initiatives in Washington, D.C. for numerous years.
Meet Yvonne Seon
Yvonne Seon is a Unitarian Universalist pastor and a professor in the United States. African studies, African American studies, and government administration are her areas of expertise.
She worked as an administrative officer in Patrice Lumumba’s government in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, as well as in the US federal government.
She went on to work as a university administrator at Wright State University, where she developed a Black Studies Center and helped to design one of the country’s first PhD programs in the field.
Seon was ordained as a Unitarian Universalist minister for the first time in 1981, making her the first African American woman to do so.
Yvonne Reed earned a bachelor’s degree from Allegheny College in 1959.
She then obtained a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship to attend American University, where she earned a master’s degree in American government, political science, and French.