Dr. Ivan Van Sertima

Dr. Ivan Van Sertima

Ivan Van Sertima was born in Guyana, South America.  He was educated at the School of Oriental and African Studies (London University) and the Rutgers Graduate School and holds degrees in African Studies and Anthropology.   From 1957-1959 he served as a Press and Broadcasting Officer in the Guyana Information Services.  During the decade of [...]
Dr. John Henrik Clarke

Dr. John Henrik Clarke

He was Professor of African World History and in 1969 founding chairman of the Department of Black and Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College of the City University of New York. Positions in academia He also was the Carter G. Woodson Distinguished Visiting Professor of African History at Cornell University’s Africana Studies and Research Center.  In 1968 along with the Black [...]
DR. MARIMBA ANI

DR. MARIMBA ANI

An anthropologist and African Studies scholar best known for her work Yurugu, a comprehensive critique of European thought and culture, and her coining of the term "Maafa" for the African holocaust. Life and work Marimba Ani completed her BA degree at the University of Chicago, and holds MA and Ph.D. degrees in anthropology from the Graduate Faculty of the New School University.  In 1964, during Freedom Summer, she served as [...]
Do All Societies Have Religions?

Do All Societies Have Religions?

From Morreall, John; Sonn, Tamara (2013). "Myth 1: All Societies Have Religions". 50 Great Myths of Religion. Wiley-Blackwell. pp. 12–17: The phrase "World Religions" came into use when the first Parliament of the World's Religions was held in Chicago in 1893. Representation at the Parliament was not comprehensive. Naturally, Christians dominated the meeting, and Jews [...]