FEB 23, 2018: NEW FACEBOOK COURSE – A HISTORY OF THE AFRICAN PRESENCE IN THE AMERICAS WITH RUNOKO RASHIDI

FROM THE FIRST SETTLERS, THROUGH THE OLMEC, THE ENSLAVEMENT AND RESISTANCE, TO BLACK POWER

BEGINNING FRIDAY FEBRUARY 23, 2018 AT 9:00 PM SHARP, EASTERN TIME!

A NEW EIGHT WEEK COURSE BY RUNOKO RASHIDI AND ONLY $50.00 PER HOUSEHOLD!

This is Runoko Rashidi’s new online Facebook course and promises to be one of his best.

We start at the beginning, with the descendants of Africa as the first settlers of the Americas. We look at Luzia in South America and the traditions of Queen Califia in North America.

Then we look at the African presence in the Olmec world. And we go beyond the Olmec. We look for example, and speculate, on the color black in the ancient American civilizations from the Maya to other classical American high-cultures.

 

And then the great and tragic crime against humanity called the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade and the devastation and humiliation that ensued.

 

But the oppression of African people has always been met with fierce resistance and we document and salute the efforts of African people to free themselves from bondage. Special emphasis will be placed on the role of African women in the freedom movements of the Americas during the days of enslavement. Many of these women you will be hearing about for the first time.

 

As we move into the twentieth century we devote special attention to Marcus Garvey and the Garvey movement.

 

From there we move through the US Civil Rights movement and examine in detail the US Black Power movement.

And, of course, we will highlight the great African Diasporan scholars who have documented the great and mighty journey.

In each session ample time is provided by questions and answers.

All proceeds from the course go towards Dr. Rashidi’s ongoing museum researches.

Please pay via Paypal to Runoko@hotmail.com or pay through my Go Fund Me Campaign at https://www.gofundme.com/support-dr-rashidi

TERESA

8 Comments

  1. Hi,
    I couldn’t find the price of this course. Is this a one day event or is there a schedule of classes? Thank you

    • Greetings Bridgett Jones Smith. Thank you for your inquiry. The course is $50 per household, and is an 8-week course. Classes start at 9:00 PM sharp, Eastern time. Thank you for pointing out this omission; the post has been updated to reflect the correction.

  2. Greetings. I am interested in this course but based in the UK which is 4 hours ahead of eastern time. I may not always be able to listen in live. Would you address any questions I may have after viewing the material and if so how? . Thank you in advance.

    • Greetings Maxine. Yes. Participants are free to post comments and questions to the group page and Dr. Rashidi responds as necessary. Also, the course materials always remain posted, so you can go back at any time and review content from previous sessions. I hope this answers your question.

  3. How do we sign up for the course? I couldn’t find the information here or on Facebook. Thank you.

    • Greetings Quiana. Signing up for the course is simple, just: 1) pay for the course either via Paypal (to Runoko@hotmail.com) or GoFundMe (https://www.gofundme.com/support-dr-rashidi). Always mention the name of the course with your payment.

      2) On FB, send a request to join the group (A HISTORY OF THE AFRICAN PRESENCE IN THE AMERICAS). An admin will check for your name on GoFundMe or PayPal to confirm your payment, and then add you to the class.

      3) IF your name on FB and the name associated with your payment are not the same, the admin may not be able to confirm your payment; so they may message you and ask you to confirm where you paid, the date you paid, name associated with the payment. Once confirmed, you’ll be added.

      Hope this answers your question.

  4. Thank you queen. I paid for the course and sent my request for the group. I can’t wait for the course to begin.

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