NEW 12-WK Facebook Course: Fundamentals in African History with Runoko Rashidi (Starting Fri, 6/24th from 9:00PM – 11:30PM, ET)

NEW START DATE – FRIDAY, JUNE 24

 

Family, beginning Friday evening June 24 I will begin my Summer 2016 Facebook course. It is called Fundamentals in African History with Runoko Rashidi. All are welcome. The classes, taught through text, photos and videos, begin at 9:00 pm United States Eastern Standard Time (6:00pm PST, 7:00pm MST, 8:00p, CST) and last approximately 2.5 hours per class. The classes, of which there will be twelve, are interactive, meaning there is ample time for questions and answers and discussion. The course project, completely voluntary, is to compile a succinct timeline of the history of African rebellions and resistance movements, at home and abroad.

The complete cost of the course is only $50.00 per household. The total amount is used to help subsidize our ongoing efforts to rewrite and reconstruct the global history of African people. The course will be taught on a special Facebook page set up specifically for this purpose.

To pay your $50.00 tuition post via my PayPal link (page-top, right column) to Runoko@hotmail.com. You will be immediately notified upon receipt of payment and enrolled in the course.

No special equipment is required. You only need a Facebook account.

Here are the individual classes. I reserve the right of course to make revisions to the course.

Indigenous and Non-Indigenous: Who is the Original Man?

The Golden Age of the Olmec

The Moors in History

The Great Kings and Queens of Ancient Egypt

The Black Presence in Southeast Asia

African Revolts and Resistance

A Journey through the African Collections in the Louvre

A Journey through the African Collections in the British Museum

A Journey through the African Collections in the Museums of Germany

A Journey through the African Collections in the Museums of Italy

Black Saints, Black Christs and Black Madonnas

Melanesia: Eastern Flank of the African World

Great African Historians

In love of Africa,

Runoko Rashidi

TERESA

33 Comments

  1. Hello Dr. Rashid and staff, my sister and are having problems with the PayPal. Have anyone had any trouble paying for the Class schedule for 6/17.

    • Greetings Leland Courtney Simuel! This is Teresa, one of the website administrators. I have not heard that anyone else is having trouble with the site, can you be more specific regarding the specific problem you are encountering?

      Another option you can do is to make the payment via GoFundMe, and just make the note that the $50.00 is for Dr. Rashidi’s Fundamentals in African History class. I also manage that site and I will relay the notice of payment to Dr. Rashidi.

      • Update: Hi Leland Courtney Simuel, you can also just use the PayPay link at the top of this page. Thanks!

  2. Greetings, I also had problems with the paypal link in the course description. I use paypal tab in the upper right. Is that ok?

    • Greetings Kenkeisha! You are correct, thank you for pointing that out! I have removed the problem link from the course description.

  3. Good morning Dr Runoko Rashidi,
    I’ve just received an email from you about enrolment on your African History. I had received conformation already

  4. Hotep Brother Runoko
    I’m interested in the course that starts on 6/24 I’m a truck driver and come home on the weekends, if I miss a course on Friday would I be able to see it another day?

    • Greetings Daryl Donerson. I’m a site admin, answering questions for Dr. Rashidi. When you are joined to the course group page, then all materials remain posted to the group page through the duration of the 12-wk course. So you can go back at any time and pull up past session materials. Also, a transcript of the class is typically saved to .pdf and uploaded to the page under the “Files>Uploaded Files” link. So with either way, you shouldn’t miss out on anything. I hope this answers your question.

  5. Hello.just making sure you were in receipt of payment for tonight’s class..

    • Greetings Monica. When Dr. Rashidi receives the payment, he usually responds back with an email, and also join you to the group. If you don’t get an email from him before tonight’s class, then check and confirm you are in the group—that would be definite confirmation you’re in. If you’re still not in the group then let me know and I’ll check with Dr. Rashidi later. I’ll be monitoring this page during tonight’s session.

    • Hello Berlin. Tonight’s session is over, but Dr. Rashidi will teaching it again next week, so you won’t miss out on anything. If you’re not in the group by now, then just send a Facebook message to this link https://www.facebook.com/groups/1716633531925815/ and request membership. Dr. Rashidi or myself will add you to the group. Thanks much!

  6. Hi ….i paid and i am anexiouly waiting…..wat time would you be starting?

    • Greetings Learie Sennon. This is Teresa Dobson. I’m sorry for seeing this late. Here is the link to the course page. Just request to join, and either Dr. Rashidi or myself, will join you in. Tonight’s class was more of a “meet and greet” and Dr. Rashidi said he will be teaching this one again next week, so you will not miss out on anything. Just send a Facebook message to https://www.facebook.com/groups/1716633531925815/ and request membership.

  7. I submitted my payment of 50.00 and indicated that it was for the course. I received a thank you for a donation. I assume there is a miscommunication between the fee for the course and a donation towards Dr. Rashidi research. Please inform me as I am looking forward to this course.

    • Hi Patricia—Sorry you missed last night’s class. It could be that your husband was added to the group, since payment was made under his name. In any case, I’m providing you with the link to the course page. Just request to join, and either Dr. Rashidi or myself, will join you in. Last night’s class was more of a “meet and greet” and Dr. Rashidi said he will be teaching this one again next week, so you will not miss out on anything. Just send a Facebook message to https://www.facebook.com/groups/1716633531925815/ and request membership.

      Additionally, when you are joined to the course group page, then all materials, posts and comments remain posted to the group page through the duration of the 12-wk course. So you can go back at any time and pull up past sessions. Also within a few days, a transcript of the class is typically saved to .pdf and uploaded to the page under the “Files>Uploaded Files” link. So with either way, you shouldn’t miss out on anything. I hope this addresses your concern, Patricia; if not please let me know and I will respond back as promptly as I can.

  8. I am just seeing about the course. Will you offer the course again?

    • Greetings Alethea Brown! You can join now—it’s not too late! Tonight is the 2nd session, so you haven’t missed much. Just click the PayPal link at the top of the page and make your payment. Then reply back to this page.

      Also, I’m providing you with the link to the course page. Just request to join, and either Dr. Rashidi or myself, will join you in. Just send a Facebook message to https://www.facebook.com/groups/1716633531925815/ and request membership.

      Additionally, when you are joined to the course group page, then all materials, posts and comments remain posted to the group page through the duration of the 12-wk course. So you can go back at any time and pull up past sessions. Also within a few days, a transcript of the class is typically saved to .pdf and uploaded to the page under the “Files>Uploaded Files” link. So with either way, you shouldn’t miss out on anything.

  9. Ee e m hotep Brother Runoko, when will be the next fb history class and if you miss a class, is it recorded for later viewing?

    Regards,
    Darren

    • Greetings Bro. Darren. This is Teresa, one of the site administrators. After each class, a transcript of the class is typically saved to .pdf and uploaded to the page under the “Files>Uploaded Files” link. So you can view past classes at your leisure. Thanks!

      • Thanks for your response Teresa. When will the next 12 week session start? I would like to do it from the beginning. Thanks

        Regards,
        Darren

        • Greetings Bro. Darren! Unfortunately, “Fundamentals in African History” is not a reoccurring course and is unique, as are each of Dr. Rashidi’s courses. If for some reason you are unable to attend “Fundamentals…” I’m sure Dr. Rashidi will honor your participation in any future course. Rest assured that each of Dr. Rashidi’s courses are exciting and packed with information, photos and links, along with the personal perspective that only he can provide!

  10. Hi Teresa-
    I paid for the class yesterday, will I be able to participate in tonight’s course?

    • Greetings Latoria King! By all means, you can participate, and so glad to have you! Here is the link to the page. Just send a Facebook message to https://www.facebook.com/groups/1716633531925815/ and request membership.

      Additionally, when you are joined to the course group page, then all materials, posts and comments remain posted to the group page through the duration of the 12-wk course. So you can go back at any time and pull up past sessions. Also within a few days, a transcript of the class is typically saved to .pdf and uploaded to the page under the “Files>Uploaded Files” link. So with either way, you shouldn’t miss out on anything.

  11. Hello,
    This is Olabisi. Is it too late to join the session? Did I miss a lot?

    • Greetings Rosaline Olabisi. This is Teresa, one of the site administrators. You have missed 4 sessions so far; however the transcripts from each class is saved, and anyone can read them at any time, so nothing is lost. The last session was held Fri, July 15th. Currently, the course is on Summer hiatus through Aug. 5th, due to Dr. Rashidi being on extensive travel out of the country. The sessions are scheduled to resume on Fri, Aug 12th. If you are still interested, pay for the course (if you haven’t already done so) and you’ll be provided with the link to join the page. Hopefully this answered your question; let me know if I can be of further assistance.

  12. Hi if I join the course now will I be able to review the other sessions and catch up?

    • Greetings Ayanna Davis. Yes you will. Please refer to my responses to many of the previous Comments, because this same question is asked again and again…. Yes you will be able to view all previous content because the content for each session remains posted throughout the duration of the course. Hope this helps 🙂

    • Hi Berlin. So sorry about that— I’m not sure what is happening. Couple things you can do: 1) send another request to join ( https://www.facebook.com/groups/1716633531925815/ ) I’ll be looking for it, and then to add you.
      2) You can give me your Facebook profile name, and I can search for you and then join you that way. What is the Facebook name you go by?

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