African History Classes

Led by Dr. Clyde Ledbetter, our African History Courses cover various topics and historical periods related to African history. From Snitches and Sellouts to Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr., there's a whole world of history to explore.

This four-week Sankofic seminar will cover the lives, philosophies, and activism of Malcolm X (El-Hajj Malik al-Shabazz) and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr..

We will discover:

  • The historical context in which they came of age and the key contributors to their early development
  • The dynamic ideas presented by each man as theologians and philosophers
  • The strategies and tactics used by each man as leaders of various organizations during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s
  • The two leaders’ perceptions of and influences on Pan-Africanism, Decolonization, and Internationalism
  • The lasting legacy of King and Malcolm to the contemporary struggle for human rights

Classes

Sessions will be held via. Zoom: Every Saturday from April 3 until April 24 at 11:00AM EST

For more information please email us at: jkafricanhistory@gmail.com

Zoom Session Archives


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For more information, e-mail us at africanhistory@jakukonbit.com.


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.