Africa Now September 14, 2016
Topics: The Role of the Diaspora in Current African World Movements; Teaching Africa; and International Decade for People of African Descent
Topics and Guests: As we are in the early stages of the school year, Africa Now! today focuses on The Role of the Diaspora in Current African World Movements particularly in Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Africa Now! features a conversation on that topic with Dr. Corey D. B. Walker. Dr. Corey D. B. Walker is Dean of the College and John W. and Anna Hodgin Hanes Professor of the Humanities at Winston-Salem State University. Previously Dean Walker served as chair of the department of Africana Studies at Brown University. Dean Walker also served as the inaugural director of the Center for the Study of Local Knowledge and member of the faculty in the department of Religious Studies and the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African and African American Studies at the University of Virginia. A scholar of African American social, political, and religious thought, Dean Walker has published broadly on African American thought and culture, African American religion, and religion and American public life. He has lectured before academic audiences in the United States, the Caribbean and South America, Europe, and Africa. Dr. Walker has written extensively in various publications and is the author of The Freemasonry of the Race: African American Freemasonry and the Struggle for Democracy in America. (source https://www.wssu.edu/casbe/about-casbe/about-the-dean.aspx)
As stated before we are in the early stages of a new school year—what are students learning about Africa particularly in the context of this month being African Heritage Month in many jurisdictions across the U.S. Joining us to discuss the initiative Teaching Africa Day is Ms. Paulette Mpouma. Ms. Paulette Mpouma is Committee Leader of Teaching Africa Day and the creator of The Africa Memory Game. Also on Africa Now! is a commentary on the International Decade for People of African Descent and more by Mr. Akufuna (Funa) Ngonda, Africa Now!’s Research Fellow Volunteer.
Originally broadcast on WPFW 89.3FM, Washington, DC. Tune into Africa Now! live on WPFW 89.3 FM in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area or visit www.wpfwfm.org on Wednesdays from 1:00 to 2:00PM (Eastern).