LAST ADULT COURSE: THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT! Afrikan World Civilizations
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To register for the adult course, click to download the registration form and fill out before hand or simply come to class Sept 27 for on-site registration and payment. There you may also pay the full class fee of $100. If you want to come for a day, the day pass is $15, payable per class, 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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Dr. Kwaku Person-Lynn ~ Instructor
CLASS SCHEDULE – Fall 2013
(Subject to change)
Every Friday 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Afrikan World Civilizations Class ~ Fall 2013
27 September ~ AFRIKAN WORLD CIVILIZATIONS – A riveting exploration on Black people and cultures around the world. Areas covered rarely make their way into traditional educational systems. FREE
4 October ~ THE FIRST AMERICANS & AMERICAN AFRIKANS – Revelations conspicuously missing in the mass media and educational systems. This will change your view of who the original Americans were. Also see a panorama of Blacks in America rarely seen.
11 October ~ AFRIKAN PRESENCE IN GRECO ROMAN CIVILIZATION & THE CITY OF GOD, GUNS & GANGS – A stirring graphic lecture recorded by the brilliant scholar Larry Williams. He tackles this rare topic with supreme accuracy. Also, we’ll look at the war that is going on in Brazil to pacify the city before the World Cup and the Olympics.
18 October ~ DARK SIDE OF CHOCOLATE & ASSATA SHAKUR – Afrika is the largest producer of chocolate in the world. The struggle that goes on to acquire it and the abuse Afrikans endure will surprise even the greatest lover of the sweet candy. Also, get an update on Assata Shakur, who is the most hunted woman in the world, residing in Cuba. America has announced a million dollar reward for her capture, the largest ever for a woman.
25 OCTOBER ~ DESERT BAYOU – The most indepth work ever produced on the Katrina hurricane. Lives have been changed forever for those who had to relocate.
1 NOVEMBER ~ FACING ALI – Ten great boxers describe the incredible experience of stepping into the ring with one of the greatest boxers of all time, Muhammad Ali, with facts and events never seen before.
8 NOVEMBER ~ DR. JOHN HENRIK CLARKE & ANGELA DAVIS – The late Dr. Clarke makes one of his most potent speeches on “Religion & Spirituality,” critically clarifying the difference between the two. Angela Davis delivers a stellar speech on the contradictions of “Prisons & Democracy,” one of her best. Recorded presentation with live discussion.
22 NOVEMBER ~ BLACK IS, BLACK AIN’T – A special documentary defining what it means to be Black in America. This is a final tribute to the great filmmaker Marlon Riggs, who died during its production.
29 NOVEMBER ~ No Class. Happy Thanksgiving!
06 DECEMBER ~ SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Due to the passing of Nelson Mandela, a rare documentary on the life of Mr. Mandela will be shown tonight. We begin at 7:00pm sharp.
13 DECEMBER ~ OPEN - Last Class Culmination--For Students Only
NEXT CLASS: Black History 4 Young People, SUMMER 2014!
Thanks to all who participated in and sponsored last year's Youth Class "Black History for Young People." Click to see photos, quiz winners and more at Dr. Kwaku's Blog for Black History 4 Young People.
Questions or Mail Donations? Email Dr. Kwaku Person-Lynn at DrKwaku@hotmail.com.
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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
Books by Dr. Kwaku Person-Lynn:
Just released "Women Evolved" Click to read more and order book
On My Journey Now: The Narrative and Works of Dr. John Henrik Clarke
First Word: Black Scholars, Thinkers, Warriors !
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