SCHOLARS

Dr. K. Bunseki Fu-Kiau

Dr. K. Bunseki Fu-Kiau is one of the most distinguished and insightful scholars of African culture. Born in Manianga, Congo, he was educated in both Western and African systems of thought. He is initiated into three major traditional “secret societies”, Lemba, Khimba and Kimpasi. These “secret societies” are in reality indigenous educational institutions. Lemba, is of particular [...]

Asa G. Hilliard III

An African-American professor of educational psychology who worked on indigenous ancient African history (ancient Egyptian), culture, education and society. He was the Fuller E. Callaway Professor of Urban Education at Georgia State University, with joint appointments in the Department of Educational Policy Studies and the Department of Educational Psychology and Special Education. Career In 1981, Hilliard introduced the [...]

Dr. Cheikh Anta Diop

Born in Thieytou, Diourbel Region, French Senegal, Diop was born to an aristocratic Muslim Wolof family in Senegal where he was educated in a traditional Islamic school. Early life and career Diop's family was part of the Mouride brotherhood, the only independent Muslim group in Africa according to Diop. He obtained a bachelor's degree in Senegal before moving to Paris for graduate studies, where he ended [...]

Dr. Theophile Obenga

Born in Brazzaville, Congo (Central Africa), Théophile Obenga has studied a wide variety of subjects and has obtained a wide range of degrees. His degrees include: M.A. in Philosophy (University of Bordeaux, France) M.Ed. (University of Pittsburgh, U.S.A.) M.A. in History (University of Paris, Sorbonne) Advanced studies in History, Linguistics, and Egyptology (University of Geneva, [...]

Dr. Rkhty Amen

Dr. Rkhty spent many years as a community activist in Chicago. She attended Chicago City Colleges, The University of Illinois as an undergraduate, Spertus College of Jewish Studies, and then received a full Four-year Fellowship to the University of Chicago, Oriental Institute (This is the leading School of Egyptology in the United States) to study [...]

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

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

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 [...]