Historian Runoko Rashidi presenting at Purdue Calumet Monday, February 23, 2015

By: Purdue University Northwest Last Updated: February 23, 2015

PUC-LogoPurdue University Calumet continues its observance of Black History Month with a campus presentation about the global African presence by historian, author and essayist Runoko Rashidi at 6 p.m., Monday (2/23) in Gyte 103. Admission is free.

Rashidi wrote “Introduction to the Study of African Classical Civilizations.” He also has edited “Unchained African Voices,” poetry and prose written by Death Row inmates at California’s San Quentin prison. Much of his work focuses on African foundations of world civilizations.

His Purdue Calumet presentation is sponsored by the university’s Black Student Union, National Society of Black Engineers and Alpha Phi Alpha chapters, as well as the Multicultural Campus Council.