African History Classes

Led by Dr. Clyde Ledbetter, our African History Courses cover various topics and historical periods related to African history. From Snitches and Sellouts to Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr., there’s a whole world of history to explore.

This overview course is designed to introduce students to the role of African women as defenders of African People from various forms of oppression. We will cover various historical periods from ancient times to the early 20th century and look for the commonalities and differences in the strategies of female leaders as they confront internal and external challenges. 

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Dr. Clyde Ledbetter Jr. is an alumnus of Lincoln University and received his Ph.D. in African American Studies from Temple University in 2013. He earned a second master’s degree in International Human Rights Law from the University of Oxford. He has taught in a private K-12 African-centered school in Philadelphia as well as at several colleges and universities in the U.S. including: Temple University, Lincoln University, and Cheyney University (the latter two are both historically Black universities).

In addition to co-editing the book Contemporary Critical Thought in Africology and Africana Studies with Dr. Molefi K. Asante, Dr. Ledbetter has also published articles on Malcolm X as well as various topics concerning human and peoples’ rights in the African world.

Introduce your family to history and culture.

For more information, please contact: africanhistory@jakukonbit.com