African History Classes

This five-week Sankofic seminar will cover some of the major contributions of historic events and personalities from the Caribbean to the ongoing struggle for African freedom.

We will discover:

  • The particular roles Haiti, Jamaica, the Lesser Antilles, and Cuba have played in advancing African Freedom
  • The various uprisings and independent communities that arose on these islands during the period of enslavement
  • The connections across space and time that were made as a result of the world travels of freedom fighters from the Caribbean
  • The strategies and tactics used by individuals and organizations developed in the region for the achievement of Pan-Africanism

Zoom Session Archives

Caribbean Contribution to African Freedom Malcolm X and Martin Luther King
  • Session 1 - April 04, 2020
  • Session 2 - April 11, 2020
  • Session 3 - April 18, 2020
  • Session 4 - April 25, 2020
  • Here are some images from one of our sessions:

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    Dr. Clyde Ledbetter Jr. is an alumnus of Lincoln University and received his Ph.D. in African American Studies from Temple University in 2013. He earned a second Masters degree in International Human Rights Law from the University of Oxford. He has taught in a private K-12 African-centered school in Philadelphia as well as at several colleges and universities in the U.S. including: Temple University, Lincoln University, and Cheyney University (the latter two are both historically Black universities).

    In addition to co-editing the book Contemporary Critical Thought in Africology and Africana Studies with Dr. Molefi K. Asante, Dr. Ledbetter has also published articles on Malcolm X as well as various topics concerning human and peoples’ rights in the African world.

    Introduce your family to history and culture.