How are you? Runoko Rashidi is fine. No international trips since Zimbabwe
a couple of weeks ago but I did spend several days in Atlanta, Georgia and Huntsville, Alabama.
I journeyed to Atlanta last week to speak at the Nile Valley Conference II. I spoke at the first Nile Valley Conference way back in September 1984. It was my first really big conference and it helped make a name for me there. This was a different kind of conference but it was still a very good one. Many of the world
Although Joel Augustus Rogers was largely self-trained, some of the most distinguished scholars of the twentieth century have acknowledged our debt to him. Dr. William E.B. DuBois (1868-1963), perhaps the greatest scholar in American history, wrote that, "No man living has revealed so many important facts
How are you? I am entering the fourth day of my second trip to Zimbabwe. My first trip, in 2000, took me to Bulawayo and surrounding villages, the ruins of Great Zimababwe and the magnificent (no other word comes close to describing it) waterfalls of Mosi Oa Tunya ("The smoke that thunders"). This time I am in the capital of Zimbabwe--Harare.
The occasion of my current visit to Zimbabwe is the Pedagogical Use of the General History of Africa Project
Many institutions are sending end-of-year mailings soliciting funds for their cause. In our midst is the greatest cause who was not afraid to speak and share knowledge, truth, OUR STORY – SAIS (Egypt -- KMT). Fund raising for Dr. Ben is the least that can be done on his behalf.
Dr. Ben’s birthday is just around the corner, December 31st. Let’s celebrate our tremendous and powerful teacher by sending financial donations in Dr. Ben’s honor! As an outgoing indivi
We still have in our midst a great pillar standing. He, (Dr. Ben) has written numerous books that have enlightened the minds of many, including white folks. He pioneered the first group tours to Egypt long before many of us were born and when it was unpopular in the black community to want anything to do with “going back to Africa”.
99% of Dr. Ben’s research and analysis, and preaching and teaching to anyone who would listen, was grossly underpaid and while in his younger years
How are you? I am a little tired but I am okay. It is a busy time for me. African-American Heritage Month or Black History Month or whatever you choose to call this time of year is very demanding, and the scholars tend to really push themselves during this time. Last weekend I lectured in Detroit and Chicago and right now I am in the middle of an Ohio lecture series. I am trying to get at least a few hours of sleep every night. My diet could be a lot better but I am drinking a
Runoko Rashidi Okello:
How are you? Things are okay on this end. I just spent five full days in
and around New York City. I gave lectures in Harlem, Newark, Brooklyn, and
White Plains. All of them went well. I also visited the Metropolitan Museum
of Art, the Natural History Museum, the Brooklyn Museum of Art and the
Schomburg Library. I took some excellent photos that I hope to share with
you over the months to come. And, on Sunday afternoon, I went to the borough
of the Bron