The African American Cultural Center (Us) will host a month long Black History lecture series by the preeminent Black Studies scholar, author and activist, Dr. Maulana Karenga. The lecture series and slide presentations will take place every Sunday during the month of February from, 3-5pm at the African American Cultural Center (Us), 3018 W. 48th Street in Los Angeles.
The four-part lecture series will cover periods which define Black history and life in profound and enduring ways from Ancient Egypt to Pres. Barack Obama to the current times. On Sunday, February 6, Dr. Karenga, author of the seminal text on ancient Egyptian ethics, Maat, The Moral Ideal in Ancient Egypt, will present on The Classical Period of Ancient Egypt titled, “The Splendor and Specialness of Kemet (Ancient Egypt): Light, Temple and Navel of the World.” Special emphasis will be on Kemet’s spiritual, ethical and other intellectual contributions to human thought and practice.
During the coming weeks, Dr. Karenga will address the following topics: February 13, The Holocaust of African Enslavement; February 20, The Reaffirmation of our Africanness and Social Justice Tradition in the Sixties; and February 27, Current Times and Challenges.
Dr. Karenga is professor of Africana Studies, California State University, Long Beach; creator of Kwanzaa and author many books and articles including, Introduction to Black Studies, 4th Edition, the most widely used introductory text in the field Black Studies.
To register for the lecture series and for more information, please call the African American Cultural Center at (323) 299-6124.