BackPax: Empowering ‘adventurous young minds™’
Engaging children in history and culture through travel and adventure.
Home Base: Accord, NY
Emmy Award-winning journalist, historian, entrepreneur and best-selling author, Dr. Janus Adams is the host of public radio’s “The Janus Adams Show” and podcast.
As an entrepreneur, she founded Back Pax (a children’s publishing company) of multi-media books, games, and audio-books for the engagement of children in other cultures and other parts of the world through travel and adventure.
Dr. Adams has been engaged by history and culture since childhood. A northern school desegregation pioneer at 8, she was one of the four children selected to break New York’s de facto segregation in the public schools in the wake of Brown v. Board of Education. Her M.A. was the nation’s first graduate degree in Black Studies. She was awarded a Doctor of Human Letters from Shaw University.
“I decided I would have to be brave. When I can’t be brave or forget how, I ‘whistle a happy tune’ and put on something outrageously red.”