Up Next: Youth Class: Black History 4 Young People
To register for the youth class, visit www.DrKwaku.wordpress.com or simply come to class June 29 for on-site registration and payment. There you may also pay the full class fee of $60. If you want to come for a day, the day pass is $15, payable on site.
Afrikan World Civilizations Class - 11 Weeks
Dr. Kwaku Person-Lynn ~ Instructor
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Explore the history and cultures of Black people around the world, and examine various African and African American cultures and traditions. Learn things you were never taught in school, and bond with some wonderful like-minded adults from all over Southern California.
Yvonne Burke Ladera Community Center
4750 62nd Street
Los Angeles, CA (Just South of Slauson at La Brea and 62.)
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Duration: 11 Fridays
FEE: $100 per 11 class semester (a $65 savings!) or $15 per class.
(Sorry, no refunds for unused classes!)
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LAST SEMESTER'S SCHEDULE
Dr. Kwaku Person-Lynn ~ Instructor
CLASS SCHEDULE – Spring 2013
(Subject to change)
Every Friday 7:00pm – 9:00pm
This introductory class, which is free, is unlike anything you have ever experienced in your educational training. It focuses on the history, culture and accomplishments of Black people around the world, with a few surprises.
Experience American Afrikan history from a totally different perspective than what you learned in school. See things you were never taught. We will also go over the most beautiful and poetic tour of ancient Kemet (Egypt) you have ever seen.
Dr. Ivan Van Sertima delivers one of his most potent lectures, “The African Presence in Early Europe”. No one covers this subject as Van Sertima. Did Afrikans play a role? Come see and be shocked. We will also see a portion of the upcoming film on Minister Malcolm X, never shown before.
The Moorish Period in America is one of the least mentioned areas in American history. See what Afrikans in America called Moors accomplished and disseminated culture unrecorded in American history books. We will also take a spiritual journey into the cultures of Trinidad/Tobago, rarely seen by the public.
Is soul food killing Black people? We will take an intimate and personal exploration into this most delicate topic. You might be forced to change your eating habits after this class. Dr. James Cone is one of the most dynamic scholar/theologians in America. See his uncompromising approach to how religion affects Black folks.
Jonestown was one of the most tragic events in American and world history. For the first time, we will be right in the middle of this horrific event, with personal stories that will rock your conscious. We will also take a short look at Blacks in Russia.
Afrika, during the missionary era, went through a period of mass deception, with missionaries using the Bible as their entrance into various cultures that resulted in the use of the gun to conquer the land. We will investigate this deception. Somalia is one of the more troubled countries in the world. See the dedication many Somalians in America commit themselves to by returning to their country to fight for freedom.
Florida, during the Civil Rights struggle, was one of the most violent and inhospitable places in America. For the first time, see a documentation of the vicious battles for equality ever recorded. We will also witness the violent and disruptive battle that is currently going on in the Congo.
See one of the most brilliant and comprehensive studies of Black people in the world ever produced. See what America academia will never teach in their institutions. A brilliant work not to miss. We will also take a short look at one of the greatest musical artists Afrika has ever produced, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, in addition to his son, Seun Kuti.
One of the least known facts in world history is the topic of Afrikans in India, which number in the millions. We will take an up close look at one of the most vibrate cultures in Asia. We will also take a very intimate look at one of America’s greatest writers: Toni Morrison.
A Dr. Kwaku produced evening that will take you places you least expected.
Looking forward to a Great Summer with Black History 4 Young People!
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Dr. Kwaku Person-Lynn
P.O. Box 2946,
Inglewood, CA 90305
Dr. Kwaku Person-Lynn – Instructor
Known for his way with students, Kwaku Person-Lynn is a native of Los Angeles, a husband, father of five sons and a grandfather of two. Professionally, he is an historian, musicologist, educator, author, filmmaker, and radio producer.
He has published two books (e.g., First Word: Black Scholars, Thinkers, Warriors: Knowledge, Wisdom, Mental Liberation. New York: Harlem River Press, 1996; On My Journey Now; The Narrative of Dr. John Henrik Clarke. Northridge, CA: California State University, Northridge Department of Pan African Studies special edition of The Journal of Pan African Studies) and is currently working on a third (expected soon). A future book will compile his over 200 articles, essays and book chapters. In the early 1980s, his dissertation chapter "Rap Music - Afrikan Music Renaissance" was the first scholarly publication on rap/hip hop and has been published in several books and on the Internet.
In the early 1970s, Dr. Kwaku was a record producer for A&M Records, the first Black recording engineer at the company, and only one of four Black record executives in the country. He was also founder of the Malcolm X Center in Los Angeles. He received his bachelor degree from California State University, Dominguez Hills, his master and doctorate from UCLA, being the first person of Afrikan descent in the history of UCLA to graduate from the Individual Ph.D. Program, requiring two majors (Afrikan World History and African World Music, and a minor in anthropology).
Dr. Kwaku has also produced two films: Afrikan World Civilizations, covering the history, culture and accomplishments of Africans people around the world, (the first of its kind) and Afrikan World Masters, featuring John Henrik Clarke, Ivan Van Sertima, Frances Cress Welsing and Fela Anikulapo Kuti. He also teaches adult and youth history classes in the community.
He and his wife Isidra Person-Lynn, who assists with the class, have raised 5 sons. Isidra hosts Sunday Morning Live, a weekly Internet radio news magazine. Details: www.SundayMorningLive.net.
At a Glance:
Name: Dr. Kwaku Person-Lynn
College: L.A. City College and UCLA (undergrad and grad). Degrees Earned: AA, BA, Masters and PhD
Major: Afrikan World Civilizations
On My Journey Now: The Narrative and Works of Dr. John Henrik Clarke
First Word: Black Scholars, Thinkers, Warriors | Note: New Edition coming Soon!
Videos by Dr. Kwaku:
Afrikan World Masters Click for Description and to BUY
Afrikan World Civilizations, Spring and Summer Annually
Black History 4 Young People (Summers)
EMAIL: DR. KWAKU: DrKwaku@Hotmail.com