Speaker Available > "WHOSE HISTORY IS BLACK HISTORY?"
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> For your meeting or conference, here is a dynamic, engaging, and fact-based
> speaker . . .
> * YEMI TOURE *
> Offers You . . .
> "WHOSE HISTORY IS BLACK HISTORY?"
> Yemi discusses:
> - - In 1776 more Blacks fought with the British than with George
> Washington. Why?
> - - Should Blacks praise the "Founding Fathers" - - or the Quakers?
> - - The term "Slave Trade" - what is hiding behind it?
> - - The first Blacks did NOT come to the U.S. as slaves in 1619 - who came
> before? What happened to them?
> - - Nat Turner - did he act for or against God's will?
> - - Which Blacks GOT their "40 Acres and a Mule"?
> - - Is Tupac Shakur the hip-hop Malcolm X?
> These and many, many more fact-based issues and analysis are
> presented in Yemi Toure's talk, "Whose History Is Black History?" Quoting
> sources throughout, Yemi explores new and well-worn avenues in Black
> History with fresh insights.
> Yemi is author of the forthcoming book "View From the Bridge," a
> study of Black historians, for Africa World Press. He is former associate
> professor at UCLA, and has written for publications as diverse as The Black
> Scholar and Newsweek. He holds a Master of Arts degree from UCLA, and has
> taught journalism and Black Studies at four universities. His article on
> five Black historians, "Elder Statesmen," appeared in the Los Angeles Times.
> He is editor of the web site HYPE, at http://www.afrikan.net/hype/
> Yemi is a long-time student of history and community activist. He
> was an invited speaker at the United Nations Centre Against Apartheid in
> 1977, and has spoken to academic and community audiences from Kentucky to
> London, from North Carolina to Nigeria.
> *Yemi Is Available for Speaking Engagements*
> He blends a full measure of facts and insights into a presentation
> that instructs and entertains. You can choose from a short panel
> presentation or a full one-hour speech, and then - -
> - - Reach Yemi at ytoure1@... or call 404.526.5470 any
> YEMI TOURE Biographical Statement
> Yemi Toure (pronounced YAY-mee too-RAY) is a free-lance writer, historian,
> and culture critic, and has taught Black Studies and journalism at UCLA, at
> the Cal State University campuses, and at the Claremont Colleges. He is
> editor of HYPE, a web site that monitors the Black image in the media.
> He writes a nationally syndicated column on media, culture and politics.
> His essay on five Black historians, "Elder Statesmen," appeared in the Los
> Angeles Times. And he is expanding it into the forthcoming history book,
> "View From the Bridge," for Africa World Press.
> Yemi has been an invited speaker at UCLA, Kentucky State University, New
> York's Cooper Union, University of California at Irvine, Virginia State
> University and scores of other universities and colleges.
> He has presented talks and panels at such conferences as the National
> Association of African- American Studies, and the Association for the Study
> of African-American Life and History.
> He was an invited speaker at the United Nations, at a meeting of the UN's
> Center Against Apartheid.
> Yemi's two current talks are "Whose History Is Black History?" and "Blacks
> in the Media Millennium." More details on the talks are available.
> He is a community activist, a student of history and of mass media.
> He has lived in Nigeria for two summers, and has visited Ghana, Ivory
> Coast, Tanzania, England and Mexico. He has spoken to academic and
> community groups in Nigeria, Tanzania and England.
> Yemi is a professional journalist, having worked at the Los Angeles Times
> and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and has also written for publications
> as diverse as The Black Scholar and Newsweek. He holds a Master of Arts
> degree in journalism from UCLA.